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Asian Women's Film Festival to be held in Delhi

MUMBAI: With an aim to open up a space for debates on creative processes and concerns for women, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT), in association with the India International Centre (IIC) Asia Project, is organising the 4th Asian Women‘s Film Festival in March this year.

Themed around "insights and aspirations," this two-day event will take place in Delhi and coincide with the International Women‘s Day (8 March 2008).


The festival will screen more than 20 films from Australia, Japan, Pakistan, the US and India, encompassing a variety of genres like documentary, fiction and animation.


Recognising the need for a forum that can sustain the form of documentary as well as women‘s contribution to this form, these films will reflect on how women filmmakers negotiate, resist or document different socio-political and economic issues.


The festival, opening with Anupama Srinivasan‘s Everyday, will also hold panel discussions to explore new politics of filmmaking and how women are widening the frame for issues concerning themselves.


The festival will end with with Ayodhya Gatha by Vani Subramanian.

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