Alternative Cinema, Discussion with filmmaker Priya Sen
This Freedom Life (dir. Priya Sen, 2018, 70 min)
Discussion with filmmaker Priya Sen
Filmed over the course of a year in a dense, largely working class area in South Delhi, Yeh Freedom Life moves between the two very different worlds of its protagonists, Sachi and Parveen, and tries to keep up with the currents and swings of their respective loves. Sachi works at a local beauty parlor; Parveen runs the family’s small cigarette counter at a crowded intersection. They are surrounded by a cacophonous city; they are both in love with other women. The film accompanies them through their desire to find and live, according to Sachi, their “freedom lives”–lives that are outside of the constant scrutiny and sanction of society and family. But this “freedom life” also leaves them vulnerable to the precariousness of love, when it refuses such constraints.
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Co-sponsored by LGBTQ Studies.
This series is made possible by the Department of Art and Art History, the Film and Media Studies Program, the Colgate Arts Council and a generous grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Programmed by Ani Maitra and Yi Cui
Tuesday, March 30 at 7:20pm to 9:00pmVirtual Event