5 Short Films by Women Directors
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by Giuseppe & Maria   
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Frame from It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani, India (Photographer: Maria)On Friday 9th in Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Aurofilm has presented 5 short films in collaboration with IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication-Pondicherry University. The showed projections, part of the 2nd Asian Women's Film Festival, were: Capsule by Shreen Soliman (Canada), 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler (Turkey), Yup, It's My Body by Kiki Febriyanti (Indonesia), It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani and Superman of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan (India).

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Films and Directors in detail: Capsule by Shreen Soliman, experimental,Canada. A personal journey as well as an urgent inventory of the precious, final moments of her mother's battle with cancer that the director wishes to collect and suspend in time. 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler, fiction, Turkey. Ahmet's adventures of being a man in Turkey start with his circumcision at the age of 5....and continue till the present age. Yup, It's my body by Kiki Febriyanti, documentary, Indonesia. One issue women constantly face, is the size of their bodies. Sara and her friends are experiencing it also. It's the same story by Nina Sabnani, India. Two storytellers argue about their version of a story on Shravan Kumar, as listeners are free to interpret it in their own ways. The art for the film uses the painted images from the wodden portable shrine called the Kaavad. The film is a collaborative work between traditional Kaavad storytellers and the Kaavad artists from Rajasthan together with the film-maker. Superman of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan, India. Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of Cinema. This passion has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts to make their own films. Quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman and this journey can be followed by the audience. All Films were in their original version and with English subtitles. Film Directors Shreen Soliman and Kiki Febriyanti were there for the screenings with the audience. www.puinquirer.edu.in www.iawrt.org, pondiuni.academia.edu/Departments/Centre_for_Electronic_Media_and_Mass_Communication Frame from  Capsule  by Shreen Soliman, Canada (Photographer: Maria) Frame from Yup, It's My Body by Kiki Febriyanti, Indonesia (Photographer: Maria) Frame from 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler, Turkey (Photographer: Maria) Frame from  It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani, India (Photographer: Maria) Frame from Supermen of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan, India (Photographer: Maria) Presentation of directors Shreen Soliman and Kiki Febriyanti (Photographer: Maria)