Film SouthAsia 2017 To Return On November 2

The biennial film festival FILM SOUTHASIA (FSA) returns on 2nd November at Yalamaya Kendra (Lalitpur) bringing over 60 documentaries, including 12 documentaries of dissent and 6 student films. The four day event will see the screening of films from the entire SAARC nations. Established in 1997, Film SouthAsia celebrates 20th year of existence with this years chapter which will be their 11th edition.

This years event will be attended by renowned Indian media personality Sashi Kumar. Film SouthAsia 2017 festival jury will be chaired by journalist Kunda Dixit with Farjid Nabi and Rajashri Dasgupta as members.


  1. A Delicate Weave by Anjali Monteiro & KP Jayasankar (India, 2017)
  2. A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness by Sharmeen Obain Chinoy (Pakistan, 2015)
  3. Afghanistan Night Stories by Alka Sadat (Afghanistan, 2016)
  4. Among the Believers by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Naqvi (Pakistan, 2015)
  5. Ask the Sexpert by Vaishali Sinha (India, 2017)
  6. Born Behind Bars by Malati Rao (India, 2016)
  7. Burma Storybook by Petr Lom & Corinne van Egeraat (Myanmar, 2017)
  8. Dancing with Dolly by Charbel Bou-Antoun (India, 2016)
  9. Daughters of the Curved Moon by Miranda Morton Yap & Sophie Dia Pegrum (Nepal, 2016)
  10. Demons in Paradise by Jude Ratnam (Sri Lanka, 2017)
  11. Even When I Fall by Sky Neal & Kate McLarnon (Nepal, 2017)
  12. Famous in Ahmedabad by Hardik Mehta (India, 2015)
  13. Fireflies in the Abyss by Chandrasekhar Reddy (India, 2015)
  14. Himalayan Refugee by Nikhil Singh Rajputt (India, 2017)
  15. Hospital by Kesang Tseten (Nepal, 2016)
  16. Ima Sabitri by Bobo Khuraijam (India, 2016)
  17. Is it too much to ask by Leena Manimekalai (India, 2017)
  18. K2 and the Invisible Footmen by Iara Lee (Pakistan, 2015)
  19. Kairana, After the Headlines by Nakul Singh Sawhney (India, 2016)
  20. Last days. Last Shot. by Sumira Roy (India, 2016)
  21. Lock and Key by Shilpi Gulati (India, 2017)
  22. Lyari Notes by Maheen Zia & Miriam Chandy Menacherry (Pakistan, 2015)
  23. Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition by Jonas Scheu (Myanmar, 2016)
  24. Machines by Rahul Jain (India, 2016)
  25. Nicobar, a long way… by Richa Hushing (India, 2016)
  26. Nuclear Hallucinations by Fathima Nizaruddin (India, 2016)
  27. Overruled by Farnaz Jurabchian & Mohammedreza Jurabchian (Afghanistan, 2016)
  28. Prison Sisters by Nima Sarvestani (Afghanistan, 2016)
  29. Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist by Mahera Omar (Pakistan, 2016)
  30. Rasan Piya by Niharika Popli (India, 2016)
  31. Rope by Yasmine Kabir (Bangladesh, 2017)
  32. Satisal In Inferno by Pranay Limbu & Damber Krishna Shrestha (Nepal, 2017)
  33. Save Gangamaya by Gopal Shivakoti (Nepal, 2016)
  34. Shepherdess of the Glaciers by Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet (India, 2016)
  35. Soz – A Ballad of Maladies by Tushar Madhav & Sarvnik Kaur (India, 2016)
  36. Sri Lanka, ghosts of war. by Vanessa Dougnac & Fabrice Launay (Sri Lanka, 2016)
  37. The Books We Made by Anupama Chandra & Umadevi Tanuku (India, 2015)
  38. The Cinema Travellers by Shirley Abraham & Amit Madhesiya (India, 2016)
  39. The Colour of My Home by Farah Naqvi & Sanjay Barnela (India, 2017)
  40. The Running Hawker by Abhijnan Sarkar & Chandan Biswas (India, 2017)
  41. The Unreserved by Samarth Mahajan (India, 2016)
  42. The Workers Cup by Adam Sobel (Southasia, 2017)
  43. Trembling Mountain by Kesang Tseten (Nepal, 2016)
  44. Up Down and Sideways by Anushka Meenakshi & Iswar Srikumar (India, 2017)
  45. Workers Voices by Chaumtoli Huq & Mohammad Romel (Bangladesh, 2015)

Documentaries of Dissent

  1. Campus Rising by Yousuf Saeed (India, 2017)
  2. Flames of Freedom: the Ichchapur declaration by Subrat Kumar Sahu (India, 2016)
  3. Holy Cow by Sathyan Odessa (India, 2015)
  4. In the Shade of Fallen Chinar by Fazil NC and Shawn Sebastian (India, 2016)
  5. March March March by Kathu Lukose (India, 2017)
  6. Motorcade by Bishnu Kalpit (Nepal, 2016)
  7. Retracing Freedom: Goa Chapter by Prateek Vats (India, 2016)
  8. The Expendable People by Tapan Bose (India, 2016)
  9. The Man Who Dwarfed the Mountains by Ruchi Shrivastava & Sumit Khanna (India, 2015)
  10. The Scar by Pradip Ghosh (Bangladesh, 2016)
  11. The Unbearable Being of Lightness by Ramchandra PN (India, 2016)
  12. These Days Muzaffarnagar by Late Shubhradeep Chakravorty & Meera Chaudhary (India, 2015)

Student Films

  1. 32 Souls by Sai Naw Kham (Myanmar, 2016)
  2. Dreams on Wheels by Vedika Shukla (India, 2017)
  3. Point and Shoot by Harsimran Kaur Anand (India, 2016)
  4. Split Ends by Rajan Kathet (Nepal, 2016)
  5. Time Vampires by Aditi Saraswat, Akshat Jain, Anand Gautam, Geetha K. Wilson, Nayantara Nayar & Rameshwar Jirwankar (India, 2016)
  6. Welcome Valentine 2017 by Dhruv Satija (India, 2017)

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