India on Film presents

Silent Water (dir. Khamosh Pani) 12

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Mon 23 Oct, 14:00

Advisory age: 12+



In celebration of 70 Years of India’s Independence, India on Film is season of films touring the country, celebrating the wealth and diversity of Indian film and cultures. RFT, with the Indian Community Association and South Street Arts Centre, is pleased to be taking part and to be able to show the diversity of films by, from and about India.

Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film at Locarno Film Festival in 2003 Silent Waters is set in 1979 Pakistan near the Indian border. Widow Ayesha lives with her beloved son Saleem who finds himself attracted to the fundamentalist fervour of two young Islamists in the village. Events escalate with the arrival of Sikh pilgrims from over the border. A rare cinematic exploration of the legacy of partition, the fragility of contemporary women's rights and the personal traumas afforded by violent fundamentalism.

The film will be introduced by Suman Bhuchar an expert in Indian films and British Asian and sub-continent culture. As well as producing a radio programme on 100 years of Indian cinema she has recently been promoting Ahmed Jamal's film Rahm

Pakistan, France, German 2003 – Punjabi and Urdu with subtitles – directed by Sabiha Sumar – with Kiron Kher, Aamir Ali Malik, Arshad Mahmood – 95 mins

With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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