This December there will be a short series of campus screenings in the US of two recent films by Sanjay Kak which address the varied legacies of Indian nationalism and Gandhian nonviolence:
Words on Water (2002) focuses on 20 years of non-violent struggle by the displaced farmers and tribals in the Narmada Valley, and on the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement).
Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom, 2007) examines the violence of the last two decades in the struggle for azadi–freedom–in Kashmirs’ complex history with India.
Filmmaker Sanjay Kak will be present to answer questions at all screenings.
Dec 1 (Mon) : Boston MA / MIT : Words on Water
MIT South Asia Forum & Alliance for a Secular & Democratic South Asia [MIT Room 32-124, 6.30pm] [ Abha Sur <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]
Dec 2 Tue : Boston MA / Harvard University : Jashn-e-Azadi
Harvard GSAS ALAAP – The South Asia Society & SAJ [Graduate Students Lounge, Lehman Hall, Dudley House, 6pm [ Garga Chatterjee <email@example.com> ]
Dec 3 Wed : Boston MA / Tufts University : Jashn-e-Azadi
Fletcher School [Mugar 200, 5pm] [ Shahla Hussain <Shahla.Hussain@tufts.edu> ]
Dec 5 Fri : Ann Arbor MI / Univ of Michigan : Jashn-e-Azadi
CSAS [1636 SSWB, 3pm] [ Sreyashi Dey <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]
Dec 7 Sun : Springfield IL / University of Illinois Springfield : Jashn-e-Azadi
[Brookens Auditorium, 1.30pm] [ Ritu Saksena CSAMES <email@example.com> ]
Dec 8 Mon : Normal IL / Illinois State University : Jashn-e-Azadi
[110 Center for the Visual Arts, 1pm] : [ Ritu Saksena CSAMES <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]
Dec 9 Tue : Urbana Champaign IL / University of Illinois Urbana Champaign : Jashn-e-Azadi
[Spurlock Museum, 3pm] [ Shefali Chandra <email@example.com> ]
Dec 10 Wed : Greencastle IN / DePauw University : Jashn-e-Azadi
[Watson Forum, Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, 4pm] [ Mona Bhan <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]
Dec 11 Thu : San Francisco CA / California Institute of Integral Studies : Words on Water
[Rm 607, 6th Floor, 1453 Mission Street (btw. 10th and 11th) 4.30pm] [ Pei Wu <email@example.com> ]
Dec 12 Fri : Berkeley CA / University of California, Berkeley : Jashn-e-Azadi
CSAS [Evans Rm 0010, 3pm] [ Puneeta Kala <firstname.lastname@example.org> ]