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.

Land of My Dreams encapsulates so much that is good in India, and what is being lost. In a celebration of diversity, various communities came together to peacefully protest a patently discriminatory law.
Meenakshi Ganguly, Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

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