Around 35 short films, documentaries, animation films and music videos will be screened.

The VIBGYOR Film Collective will hold here from November 27 to December 10 a festival of short films and documentaries on violence against women.

The film festival is being held in association with the Gargi Women Collective, Jananeeti, Media Action with Youth and Adolescents (MAYA), Navachitra Film Society, Chetana Media Institute and the Department of English of St. Aloysius College. Around 35 short films, documentaries, animation films and music videos will be screened. On November 27, One Million Rising, Hassan Fazeli’s Again Life (Afghanistan), Nirmala Nair’s Holy Matrimony, Mann Ke Manjeere, Diya Cowasji-Shilpa Gulati’s Inside Out, Christyaraj’s New Life for Disabled Transgender, Park Jeong-One’s Kunfu Grandma (U.K.), Ilse Van Venzenand Femke Van Velzen’s Fighting the Silence: Sexual Violence Against Women in Congo (Netherlands-Congo) will be screened.

Mukesh Rajak’s Defenseless Women Branded Witch, Shaheen Ahmed’s Refuse/Resist, Maria Luisa Gambale and Gloria Bremer’s Sarabah (U.S.-Senegal), Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman’s God Sleeps in Rwanda (Rwanda-U.S.) and Malgorzata Skiba’s Autumn in the Himalayas will be screened on November 28.

On November 29, Sumana Banerjee’s Kusum, Alka Sadat’s Half Value Life, Gender Unpacked (3+4), Nishtha Jain’s Lakshmi and Me, Kanupriya Vijay Vargiya’s Aparajita, Mercy Kamei’s Manipuri Transgenders Seek Acceptance and Bingol Elmas’ My Letter to Pippa (Turkey, France) will be presented.

The films to be screened on November 30 are Debalina Majumdar’s More Than a Friend, Peque Varela’s 1977 (U.K.), Emily Marlow’s Life at the End of a Gun: Women and War (Sri Lanka), Kiki Febriyanti’s Yup, It is my Body (Indonesia), Bijoyeta Dasand Hasan’s Branded Girls (Bangladesh), Rakhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s Goin up the Stairs: Portrait of an unlikely Iranian Artist (Iran) will be screened.

On December 10, Iffat Fatima’s Where Have You Hidden My New Moon Crescent? Yaara Bou Melhem’s Jailin the Innocent (Australia), and Julie Bridgham’s The Sari Soldiers (U.S.-Nepal) will be screened.