Temporary Loss of Consciousness

Directed by: Monica Bhasin

No Man's Land

Bhasin's poetic essay film that visually explores the legacies of the 1947 Partition. Constant displacements of populations recur through the constructions of borders, boundaries, limits and forbidden spaces that generate vast wastelands of human emotion and action. Shot in New Delhi and the borders of India with Pakistan and Bangladesh, the film traces these ideas through the voices of those that live in exile in the Indian subcontinent. This film emerged, not just from a desire to express the trauma and disjunction of people experiencing political borders, but to find a visual expression most resonant of their emotional landscape. Subtitled. More at ucfilms.in Digital Projection. Shown with Tales from the Margins.

2005, color, 35 minutes, India