2021 97 min Payal Kapadia Hindi/Bengali language
“How could you stand beside me during the strike, shouting slogans of freedom, standing up to the government, but when it comes to standing up to the casteism of your parents, you do not speak up?”
This documentary is about, on one hand, the student protests in India that oppose the rise of nationalism in educational institutions, and, on the other, class/caste division and the personal drama of two students. Epistolary and political, poetic and truthful, A night of knowing nothing at once displays public violence in parallel to intimate letter reading, fascist politics in parallel to archival footage. Join us for this ode to resistance and rebellion.
Written by Lilo