August 24, 2015

Film Screening | Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai | 25 August, Tuesday, 7 pm (Panchsheel Park , New Delhi)

Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

a film by Nakul Singh Sawhney

Tue, 25 August 2015 | 7 pm | S47 Panchsheel Park

About the film

Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai is set in the aftermath of the communal riots that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Uttar Pradesh in August and September two years ago. Nakul Sawhney travelled to the western Uttar Pradesh districts soon after the riots, which killed over 60 Muslims and Hindus and drove several Muslim survivors out of their homes and into refugee camps. He interviews survivors, local residents, and activists and leaders of all hues to understand the conditions that contributed to the situation.

About the filmmaker

Nakul Singh Sawhney directed his first film in 2005, With a little help from my friends, which won the award for the 2nd best film at the 60 Seconds to Fame film festival in Chennai. He then completed a course in TV direction at the FTII, Pune, during 2005-06. At the Film Institute, he directed Agaurav and Undecided that won awards for the 2nd Best Film and Best Director respectively at the Hyderabad International Film Festival. After completing his course, he made a feature length documentary Once upon a time in Chheharta on the history of the working class movement of Chheharta, Amritsar. In 2012, he finished directing the highly acclaimed film Izzatnagari Ki Asabhya Betiyaan on “honour” crimes in Haryana.