Revered Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule has struck a chord worldwide, making many international “watch lists” for this exceptional and riveting directorial debut. The great dramatic tradition of forbidden love between lower-caste and upper-caste teenagers gets a powerful addition that’s anything but clichéd, realizing instead a multidimensional narrative within a caste system at work. Winner of a National Award, India. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Mumbai International Film Festival.
Followed by panel discussion with:
Benjamin P Kaila, from Friends for Education International, a non-profit that works on a number of Dalit causes including education, and
Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, an emerging Dalit leader and feminist based out of Bangalore, India.