VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series – 2
Panel 2 Title: Sparking Celluloid: Filmmaking for Social Change
Do we share a responsibility, as artists, to wield our craft as an instrument of social change—and how can this be most effective? Includes a screening of the Deepa Mehta film Anatomy of Violence, which examines one of the country’s most internationally notorious crimes: The 2012 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on a Delhi bus. In collaboration with theatre director Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry, Mehta worked improvisationally with her actors to envisage possible sociological and psychological backgrounds and pasts for both the perpetrators and the victim—highlighting a patriarchal culture, cycle of abuse, and an economic system skewed against the disadvantaged.
Speaker 1: Bob Christie – President, Reel Causes
Speaker 2: Dipti Mehta – Writer/Actor
Speaker 3: Baljit Sangra – Director/Producer
Speaker 4: TBA
Emcee / Moderator: Rohit Chokhani, Diwali in BC
Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 18 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
Co-Presented with Community Partners
Deepa Mehta / November 4 / Canada, India / 2016 / Crime, Drama / 93 minsAnatomy of Violence mixes fiction and fact in an improvised exploration of the events leading up to, and following, the notorious gang rape of a young woman by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi, December 16, 2012.
Preceded by: VAFF Industry Insight (VAFF I²) Panel Series – 2