Quebec Premiere

Farming the Revolution

Farming the Revolution takes us to the heart of the massive year-long protests against the Indian government's unjust farm laws. The film crew lives among the half million farmers to make us experience the daily texture and indomitable spirit of this historic movement. 

SYNOPSIS

Farming the Revolution takes us to the heart of the massive year-long protests against the Indian government's unjust farm laws. The film crew lives among the half million farmers to make us experience the daily texture and indomitable spirit of this historic movement.

Theme(s): , Agriculture, Culture, Democracy, Politics, Rurality, Social struggle

DETAILS

Director | , Nishtha Jain, X_Co-Réalisateur/Co-Director : Akash Basumatari
Year | , 2023
Country | , India
Duration | 103 minutes
Original language | , Hindi, Punjabi
Subtitles | , French
Image | Akash Basumatari
Sound | Lohit Bhalla, Niraj Gera
Editing | Anand Gautam, Giles Gardner, Nishtha Jain

DIRECTOR

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Nishtha Jain

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After postgraduate training at Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi, Nishtha Jain pursued Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune prior to launching a career in independent cinema. She is now an internationally-recognized filmmaker based in Mumbai best known for Gulabi Gang (2012), Lakshmi and Me (2007) and City of Photos (2004). Her films interrogate lived experience at the intersection of gender, caste and class. They explore the political in the personal and uncover the mechanisms of privilege.

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X_Co-Réalisateur/Co-Director : Akash Basumatari

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Akash Basumatari is a professional documentary filmmaker. He has created documentaries and visual content covering diverse topics like livelihood, local food systems, health, marriage and various cultural practices in both rural and urban spaces. His body of work is also reflective of his strong aesthetic sensibilities and eye for detail.

CAREER

Best International Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

SCREENING 1 | 

26 June 2024 at 21h15

Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier 

Opening night

The filmmaker Nishtha Jain will be present (virtually) to exchange with the public after the film.

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