Bay Area Premier
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker, and panel discussion organized by 1947 Partition Archive featuring Partition witnesses Muzzafer Haider and Amarjit Sidhu, and Citizen Historian Prakhar Joshi.
The 1947 Partition stands as the largest human displacement in history: over 2 million people lost their lives, while 14 million were displaced. The 1947 Partition Archive preserves eyewitness accounts from all communities affected by Partition. To date, over 2000 unique life stories have been recorded in 10 countries. Presented in collaboration with The Archive, the Voices of Partition program features Mara Ahmed’s A Thin Wall (2015, Pakistan/India, 65 mins). Infused with music and poetry, the documentary examines memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation with lessons that remain urgently relevant even today. Shot on both sides of the border, in India and in Pakistan, the film offers an intimate perspective on Partition, rooted in stories passed down from one generation to another. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Partition witnesses from the community, and a Citizen Historian.