Kolkata, Apr 15: Ayodhya to Gorakhpur: Growing Menace of Communal Fascism

Speaker:
Manoj Kumar Singh
Journalist & cultural activist, Gorakhpur

Film Screening:
SAFFRON WAR
Dir: Rajeev Yadav, Shahnawaz Alam, Lakshaman Prasad
Hindi/61 mins

Synopsis:
This is a chilling documentary on the pogrom of a section of Hindus, lead by Yogi Adityanath of Gorakhpur, to radicalize Hindus in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The land of Buddha, Kabir and Baba Gorakh who preached and practiced compassion and unity, has been turned into a training ground for saffron terrorism while the problems of the basic needs of the common masses is conveniently suppressed.

COMMUNAL FASCISM’S TERROR TRAIL: A BRIEF HISTORY
Presentation of 9 film clips:
by Dwaipayan
featuring-
“Kya Hua Is Sheher Ko?” (Dir: Deepa Dhanraj)
“What the Fields Remember” (Subasri Krishnan)
“Ram ke Naam” (Dir: Anand Patwardhan)
“The Boy in the Branch” (Dir: Lalit Vachani)
“I Live in Behrampada” (Dir: Madhusree Dutta)
“The Men in the Tree” (Dir: Lalit Vachani)
“Final Solution” (Dir: Rakesh Sharma)
“The World Before Her” (Dir: Nisha Pahuja)
“Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai” (Dir: Nakul Singh Sawhney)
and others.

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