KIFF may be over (and maybe all those disastrous screenings without subtitles have left you a little disgruntled), but here's something interesting to look forward to this month. People's Film Collective is coming back with their sixth annual Kolkata People's Film Festival, and we're definitely not giving it a miss.
It's been some years now that the independent and people-funded cultural-political collective - People's Film Collective (PFC) - has been educating and opening avenues of conversation through films. A Bengal-based group, the PFC has been screening radically poignant and politically committed films around the year to open up conversations (and also to bring about awareness) on socio-cultural and political issues.
A must attend for film lovers, and also everybody else who wants to join in the conversation about pressing issues, this film festival will screen more than 40 films from around India and abroad.
A four-day fest, there are short and long documentaries and even fictional films in the line up. We're definitely catching the screening of Iranian Director Mohammad Mahdi Khaleghi's Rohingya's Dream, Maheen Mirza's If She Built A Country that explores the relationship between Adivasi women and forests and foregrounds, Sanjay Barnela's The Colour of My Home that explores the issue of forced and violent displacement, besides others.