The Life of Revolutionary Possibility in India
The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
invites you to a screening of Red Ant Dream
The Life of Revolutionary Possibility in India – A documentary by Sanjay Kak
Sat. Dec. 7, 2013
MIT Building 3, Room 270,
77 Mass Ave Cambridge
Director/Producer Sanjay Kak will introduce the film and will answer questions after the screening
An armed insurrection simmers in Bastar, central India; in the east beleaguered adivasis from the mineral-rich hills of Odisha attempt to protect their land with axes; in the north protests by Punjabi peasants call upon the iconic figure of Bhagat Singh, martyr of the anti-colonial struggle.
Red Ant Dream, Sanjay Kak’s latest film, studies the possibilities of people’s revolt in India. It joins an impressive body of work looking at how the state and the powerful have colluded across the nation to silence peaceful protest, Tanushree Bhasin, in Sunday Guardian.
Sanjay Kak is an independent documentary filmmaker whose recent work reflects his interests in ecology, alternatives and resistance politics. “Red Ant Dream” is a film about the Maoist rebellion in East-Central India. It is the third in a series of films that interrogate the workings of Indian democracy and highlight peoples’ resistance movements. His earlier films in this genre are “Jashn-e-Azadi” (How We Celebrate Freedom) about the struggle for Azadi – freedom – in Kashmir, and “Words on Water” about the struggle against large dams in the Narmada Valley in Central India. He is based in New Delhi.