As protests spring up across India in 2019, a group of intergenerational, multi-faith women gather at Shaheen Bagh, a Muslim neighborhood in Delhi, to form a non-violent sit-in that grows into a nationwide movement. It soon faces both institutional and societal repression. Drawing on her identity as a Muslim woman, the filmmaker captures this movement, whilst questioning current notions of belonging, nationalism, and identity in India.
This screening is followed by a discussion with filmmaker Nausheen Khan and Meenakshi Ganguly, Deputy Director of the Asia division at Human Rights Watch. This discussion will be live-captioned.
This film is in Hindi with English subtitles, captioning and audio description.
Content warning: references to discriminatory language and scenes of threats of violence and violence, including by police, and gunshots.
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