[act-ma] Sat. Dec 7. Documentary on Maoist Rebellion in India + QnA with director Sanjay Kak

Paul Malachi Penchalapadu paul.malachi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 14:38:14 PST 2013

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

invites you to a screening of

*Red Ant Dream*

*The Life of Revolutionary Possibility in India*

A documentary by Sanjay Kak

*Sat. Dec. 7, 2013*

*3 pm*

*MIT Building 3, Room 270, *

77 Mass Ave Cambridge

*Director/Producer Sanjay Kak will introduce the film and will answer
questions after the screening*

An armed insurrection simmers in Bastar, central India; in the east
beleaguered adivasis from the mineral-rich hills of Odisha attempt to
protect their land with axes;  in the north  protests by Punjabi peasants
call upon the iconic figure of Bhagat Singh, martyr of the anti-colonial

Red Ant Dream, Sanjay Kak’s latest film, studies the possibilities of
people’s revolt in India. It joins an impressive body of work looking at
how the state and the powerful have colluded across the nation to silence
peaceful protest Tanushree Bhasin in Sunday

Sanjay Kak <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Kak> is an independent
documentary filmmaker whose recent work reflects his interests in ecology,
alternatives and resistance politics. “Red Ant Dream” is a film about the
Maoist rebellion in East-Central India. It is the third in a series of
films that interrogate the workings of Indian democracy and highlight
peoples' resistance movements. His earlier films in this genre are
“Jashn-e-Azadi” (How We Celebrate Freedom) about the struggle for Azadi –
freedom – in Kashmir, and “Words on Water” about the struggle against large
dams in the Narmada Valley in Central India. He is based in New Delhi.

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