What's the DIFF?
Screenings of three films culled from the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), hopes to enhance understanding and evoke curiousity about the place
This Sunday, head to the National Film Archives to catch a special screening of three documentary films from previous editions of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). The three films to be screened are — To Let the world In, 5 Broken Cameras, and When Hari Got Married.
A still from the film, 5 Broken Cameras
DIFF is a non-profit film festival organised to bring high quality, independent films along with their filmmakers from around the world to Dharamshala in order to enrich knowledge and understanding of other societies, cultures and ideas.
Shishir Nikam, managing director of Black Swan, who has organised the screening, said, “We are hosting this to create awareness about DIFF and to educate viewers about unexplored places in Dharamshala.”
To Let the world In is a two-volume film project that captures the history of contemporary Indian art, from the early 1980s to the present day.
5 Broken Cameras, on the other hand, is a deeply personal, first-hand account of the non-violent resistance in the West Bank through the eyes of Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, captured over a period of five years starting from the year 2005.
And When Hari Got Married, is about Hari, a 30-year-old taxi driver, getting married to a girl he has never met, but with whom he has fallen in love over the mobile phone.
On: September 21, 11 am to 5 pm
At: National Film Archives of India, Law College Road.