Freedom Summer Film Series: Akaler Sandhane (1980)
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August 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us at The People’s Forum for our Freedom Summer Film Series!
As we begin the reopening of our space, every Friday evening in June we will show a film in our screening room.
This is a free, educational program, however, in order to maintain a safe capacity level, we ask that you leave a $6 deposit to reserve your participation. You will be refunded your deposit upon arrival or if you cancel. Please have your confirmation email ready when you arrive.
Freedom Summer Films is a series that aims to explore the humanity and the creativity of the many struggles against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism at home and abroad, and we hope to leave inspired for a future of liberation through community and love. We know that cultural expression is one of the most powerful forms of political education, and we hope you join us for these collective viewings!
FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES | Akaler Sandhane
About “Akaler Sandhane”
In September 1980, a film crew comes to a village to make a film about a famine, which killed five million Bangalis in 1943. It was a man made famine, a side-product of the war, and the film crew will create the tragedy of those millions who died of starvation. The film documents the convivial life among the film crew and the hazards, problems and tension of film making on location. The actors live a double life, and the villagers, both simple and not-so-simple, flock to watch their work with wonder and suspicion. But as the film progresses, the recreated past begins to confront the present.
Year: 1980 | Director: Mrinal Sen | Duration: 1hr 55min