Sunday, November 12, 2006

Untitled: 3 Narratives: in The Hindu

Portraying unheard voices and unravelled lives
- Staff Reporter

KOZHIKODE: "For people who live in less troubled regions, it is impossible to imagine the extent of anguish and violence the people of Manipur experience. I made Untitled: 3 Narratives on Women and Conflict in Manipur (a trilogy of short films) because of a very strong need to get the situation in that State to be seen by the people," says filmmaker Kavita Joshi, when asked what inspired her to make the telling narrative on the situation in Manipur.

Irom Sharmila, Manipuri woman who is on a six-year hunger strike to highlight the anguish of her counterparts in the State, is a protagonist featured in the trilogy that highlights the daily struggles of women in Manipur.

Kavita's film Women and Conflict in Manipur was the inaugural film at the Asian Women's Film Festival held in Kozhikode from November 4 to 7. It set the tone of the fete that sought to project exclusively the works of women from Asian countries with portrayals of "voices unheard and lives unravelled."

The festival package got up by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television was showcased under the aegis of the Women's Initiative, Kozhikode, Navatharangam, and the Cultural Initiative.

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