Chavara Movie Circle is organising a film festival with the theme ‘music of resistance'. Two films track the resistance made against the society through music, from two different corners of the world.
The first film Sleepwalking Through the Mekong is about the tour of Cambodia by Los Angles-based Khmer rock band Dengue Fever during the Water Festival 2005. The tour is a sort of homecoming for its lead singer Chhom Nimol.
The second film Afghan Star is about the return of music to war-torn terrain of Afghanistan – after the Taliban regime. The film records the return, after 30 years of war and Taliban rule, as people pick up mobile phones to vote for their favourite contestants, as people compete for glory and record deals.
The film is about the lives of four contestants, who risk all they have to become the country's favourite singers. The films will be screened at Chavara public library hall on Saturday at 3.30 p.m.