The Department of Communication, SN School, University of Hyderabad organised ‘Women’s March Film Festival’ in collaboration with the Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad at the Golden Threshold, Abids. The three-day festival was from March 22, 2018 to March 24, 2018.

The three women-oriented films ‘Naa Bangaru Talli’, ‘Paula Modersohn-Becker’ and ‘Satyavati’ were screened at the film festival.

‘Naa Bangaru Talli’ screened on the first day of the festival i.e. March 22, 2018, is a film on sex trafficking. The film which is based on real life incident is directed by Rajesh Touchriver. It has three national awards to its name.

The film, ‘Paula Modersohn-Becker’ was screened on March 23, 2018, second day of the festival. The film, directed by Jürgen Breest portrays the life of German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876 – 1907), who played an active part in the early Expressionist movement. The film was presented by Sarada Natarajan, an art historian.

The film, ‘Satyavati’ to be screened on March 24, 2018, final day of the festival is directed by Deepthi Tadanki. The film is based on LGBTQ rights and the practice of corrective rape, where very often, victim’s own parents arrange for a close relative to rape their son or daughter. The belief is that doing this will change their sexual orientation. The screening of Satyavati is curated in association with Queer Arts Movement, India.

Monika Tiwari, Department of Communication