6 yards to democracy videorecordingRaintree Films presents ; direction, Nishtha Jain
Contributor(s): Jain, Nishtha | Mangesh Dhakde [music.] | Raintree Films (India).Material type: Visual materialPublisher: India Raintree Films c2005Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 55 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Moderization -- India | Democracy -- India | Significant -- India | Women--Economic conditions | Women--Social conditionsGenre/Form: Feature films | Documentary filmsDDC classification: 791.43954
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6 Yards to Democracy revisits a gruesome incident that took place during an election rally in north India. Thousands of women from poor localities of Lucknow city, lured by the promise of free saris, had been waiting for hours in the harsh sun for the cheap six-yard cloths. A stampede occurred: 22 died and hundreds were injured.
This seemingly stray happening uncovers the sordid side of Indian democracy, and connects in significant ways with the daily humiliations forced upon these women and their families. As boomtown dynamics keep pushing them further into the margins, we observe the women's struggles to keep their homes, hopes and dignity intact while petitioning an apathetic state for their dues.
Editing, Nishtha Jain ; Cenematography, Deepti Gupta ; Music, Debjyoti Mishra ; Commentary, Smriti Nevatia ; Sound, Goutam Nag, Gissy Michael.
In Bengali, Hindi, and English with English voice-over and subtitles.
Best Documentary, Birds Eye View Film Festival, London, 2007
•International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA), 2006
•IAWRT, New Delhi, 2006
•Birds Eye View Film Festival, London, 2007
•Wales One World Festival, Cardiff, 2007
•Tekfestival, Rome, 2007
•Dokfest, Munich, 2007
•Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2007
•International South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF), Seattle, 2007
•3rd i South Asian Film Festival, New York, 2007
•3rd i South Asian Film Festival, San Francisco, 2007
•Ismailia International Film Festival, Cairo, 2007