Tales From the Margins

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English (subtitled), 23 min, 2006, India

Manipur, India: 12 women disrobe in public - in protest. A young woman called Irom Sharmila has been on a fast-to-death for over 6 years, demanding justice. Why are the women of Manipur using their bodies as their battlefield?
The film looks at the grim human rights situation in Manipur and the extraordinary protests by its womenfolk for justice and peace.

Creative Crew
Sunayana Singh
Mahadeb Shi
Asheesh Pandya
Awards and Screenings:

Best Documentary, YNW Film Festival, Sri Lanka 2008
Jury Prize, Docudays, Ukraine Human Rights Film Festival, 2008
Jury's Special Mention, International Medias Nord Sud Forum, Geneva, 2007
Silver Remi at International World Fest Houston, 2007
Citation for Film on Human Rights, 19th UGC CEC awards, India
Technical Excellence in Audio, 19th UGC CEC awards, India

World Social Forum India 2006 (first screening)
DOK Leipzig, 2007
International Museum of Women, California
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2008
SAVAC, Toronto
DOK.Fest Munich, 2007
L'Alternativa Barcelona 2007
Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2007
Open Frame (UNESCO Package), Delhi, 2007
Mad Cat Film Festival, San Francisco 2007
DocsDF 2007, Mexico
Festival Dei Popoli, Florence, 2006
IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival Delhi, 2007
India Express, Amsterdam 2008