CROSSINGS – online film festival

Hosted by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) and in cooperation with Namaste+ project both at the University of Göttingen CROSSINGS showcases the state of the art of the Indian documentary film through a series of significant journeys made by filmmakers using diverse and innovative forms of communication. We present cutting edge films from India that blend and bridge the personal and the political in different modes of non-fiction storytelling to engage with the pressing themes, events and issues of our times. The 18 films traverse a range of topics including the politics of insurgency; the violence of state repression; the refashioning of caste and gender inequalities; migrant dislocations; religious majoritarianism; censorship, propaganda, and creative resistance.

CROSSINGS will present a new documentary film about India every week, followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and discussant (an academic or practitioner), and a Q & A with an online audience. In the time period from October 11, 2021 till February 7, 2022, we will have online screenings of eighteen films. There will also be three additional offline screenings at cinema Lumière in Göttingen on 1 November, 13 December and 31 January.

Please find the full program, more info about the films, the registration link and everything else you need to know on our festival website: Crossings-CeMIS .

Registration for the screenings is mandatory