Hosted by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) and in cooperation with Namaste+ project – both at the University of Göttingen – , Crossings is an online film festival that 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. The 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. and A. with an online audience. In the time period from October 11, 2021 till February 7, 2022, we will have online screenings of around twenty films.
Audiences must pre-register for the festival in order to be able to view the films online. Each film will be accessible for online viewing over five days, beginning on Friday at 2.00 PM, and extending until 2.00 PM on Tuesday. The conversations between the filmmakers and the discussants will take place on Mondays from 4.00 PM – 6.00 PM (CET).
Crossings programm and registration link coming soon….