Five Continents

Checkmate

Ektara Collective | 72min | Indien

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Hindi
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Internationell Premiär

Ett ambitiöst politiskt drama som tar sig an en uppsjö av ämnen genom att strukturera sig kring ett schackparti.

Lata, en självständig kvinna som råkar tillhöra daliterna, den "oberörbara" kasten, är förälskad i Majid, en muslimsk taxichaufför. Det är snart dags för lokala val och hinduistiska fundamentalister anklagar muslimer för att förföra hinduistiska kvinnor och omvända dem till islam (i Indien kallat "kärleksjihad"), vilket gör deras förhållande till föremål för politisk granskning. Samtidigt pågår en spännande schackturnering i området. En svart komedi skapad av ett progressivt filmkollektiv som tar sig an ämnen som islamofobi, kastsystemet och kvinnors rättigheter.

- Asha Richards

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Ektara Collective

Regissör: Ektara Collective

Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination and collaborate with trained and untrained people to make films that are content wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences. Through this process, Ektara has made and produced 2 short fiction films earlier. This is our first fiction feature film.

Turup (Checkmate) looks at the contemporary issues of caste, class, gender and growing right wing vigilantism prevalent in the country (India) today. It also brings out resistance and solidarities existing within these realities that quietly yet resolutely subvert the growing repression in their own manner. This film has been made collectively by Ektara Collective over a period of a year. It was made along with the residents of different working class settlements living in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. All of the cast and much of the crew were from the settlements. Other technical and non-technical people came from across the country to become a part of the film. The process of making the film was a collaborative and evolving one where ideas about the script, dialogues, shoot, edit and music were shared, finalised and eventually executed. The film thus is a product of collective effort where each person involved has contributed her/his own unique vision, skill and perspective to it, guiding and often maneuvering it to reach its logical conclusion

Producent:
Ektara Collective
Manusförfattare:
Rinchin, Maheen Mirza
Fotograf:
Maheen Mirza
Klippare:
Puloma Pal
Musik:
Dev Narayan Saroliya, Kaluram Bamniya, Narayanji Delmia, Sangeeta Lahiri Shrivastav
Medverkande:
Moulina Midde, Anil Singh, Madhu Bhagat, Syed Saim Ali, Nidhi Qazi
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2013 Jaadui Machchi, Short; 2011 Chanda Ke Joote, Short.