Screening of the Feature Film Papilo Buddha Followed by Discussion with Director Jayan Cherian
- Thompson Hall 229
- 2/28/2014, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shot in the picturesque Wayanad District of Kerala, in Southern India Papilio Buddha (2013) narrates the political struggle waged by landless Dalits against the State. The film poignantly captures the multiple layers of inhumanity faced by this marginalized community at the hands of state agencies, upper caste members, Gandhian politics and well-intentioned NGOs. The film garnered much controversy owing to its raw portrayal of police atrocities against the Dalits, gender violence, and especially its critique of Gandhian politics. Papilio Buddha has won numerous accolades. It was the only Indian film selected to be screened in the Panorama Section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
- Maulshree Gangwar