Final Solution

Directed by Rakesh Sharma India 2004 149 mins Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period of Feb/March 2002 – July 2003, the film graphically documents the …

Don’t Ask Why

By Sabiha Sumar 58 min., 1999 Anousheh lives with her strict Muslim parents and two brothers in Karachi, Pakistan. At 17, she is at an age where daughters are usually married off. But Anousheh wants …

Division of Hearts

By Satti Khanna and Peter Chappell 57 min., 1987 The 1947 British subdivision of colonial India into Pakistan and the independent Indian nation caused the loss of 500,000 lives and the relocation of millions—one of …

Creating Buddhas

By Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost 60 min., 2008 Creating Buddhas is a documentary about a woman who makes Buddhas out of silk. Trained in Dharamsala, India for nine years, Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo is one of the few female …

Bundelkhand Express

By Saba Dewan 72 min.,1999, India (NTSC) Bundelkhand Express is a labour train, which winds through the rocky, arid plains of southern Uttar Pradesh. From districts like Shahuji Maharaj Nagar, it picks up hundreds of children …

Born Into Brothels

By Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski 83 min., 2004 A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in Calcutta’s red …

BitterSweet

By Sanjeev Chatterjee 43 min., 1995 Focuses on Asian-Indian immigrants in the U.S. who discuss the complex social and personal issues involved in dealing with their dual cultural influences. To most outsiders, the idea of …

Bhopal Express

By Mahesh Matai 100 min., 2000 Bhopal Express (2000) explores the true story of one of the world’s largest industrial disasters. The 1984 gas explosion at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal which killed over …