Tales from the Margins

Directed by: Kavita Joshi

No Man's Land

Twelve women disrobe publicly on the streets of Manipur, in protest... For over 6 years a young woman called Irom Sharmila has been on a fast-to-death demanding justice; she is kept under arrest and is forcibly nose-fed. Why are the women of Manipur using their bodies as their battlefield? The film finds a sensitive and poetic language to address the distressing human rights situation in one of India's borderlands while honouring the extraordinary protests by its women and their commitments for justice and peace. Subtitled. More at ucfilms.in Digital Projection. Shown with Temporary Loss of Consciousness.

2006, color, 23 minutes, India