Title: We Have Not Come Here to Die, Length: 110 minutes
Languages: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English.
Year of completion: 2018
Visthar is screening the above film on 17th Jan 2019 as part of the nationwide release of the film.
On January 17th 2016, a Dalit, PhD research scholar, and activist Rohith Vemula unable to bear the persecution from a partisan University administration and dominant caste Hindu supremacists hung himself in one of the most prestigious universities in India. His suicide note, which argued against the “value of a man being reduced to his immediate identity” galvanized student politics in India. Over the last year, thousands of students all over the country have broken the silence around their experiences of caste discrimination in Universities and have started a powerful anti-caste movement. The film attempts to track this historic movement that is changing the conversation on caste in India.
Director/Producer Deepa Dhanraj; Camera: Navroze Contractor; Editor: Jabeen Merchant; Music: Ramanan Chandramouli; Production Company: SAMA, NHK Japan
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