Film Screening : “…ebang Bewarish” By Debalina


“…ebang Bewarish” (…and the Unclaimed)
Directed by Debalina
62 minutes/India/2012/Colour/ Bengali with English Subtitles

Date : Sunday, 27th October, 2013

Venue : Majlis Culture Centre Flat 1 – Christina Apartments Kalina Market, Lane opp. Samrat Electronics Kalina Kurla Road, Santa Cruz (E)

Time : 6.30PM

On February 21, 2011, two young girls committed suicide together in Nandigram, one of the interior villages in West Bengal. As the story unfolded we came to know of their love affair, and non-acceptance of the village community as well as their families. To deal with ‘abnormal’ relationship, one of the girls was married off in haste. Under the societal pressure, the two girls committed suicide. But their death did not end societal non-acceptance. After their death their bodies lay in the police morgue for several days unclaimed by their families. One of the girls left a letter telling their story of love and loathing and asking their parents to cremate them together. The parents rejected their wish and the unclaimed bodies were disposed off by the police, unattended, uncared for. Debalina’s film “…ebang bewarish” (“…and the unclaimed”), talks about these two unclaimed dead bodies and many more dead and living ones. The central question being non-acceptance of non-normative…

Looking forward to seeing you all

PS- All women and trans* welcome

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