Candles in the Wind

General Information

Author/Creator
Bahl, Kavita, director.
Language
Hindi.
Subtitles
English
Published
India, 2013.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (52 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Punjab – the food bowl of India – is in the news for policy-induced non-remunerative agriculture and escalating farmer suicides. Men have found escape in death. The spinning wheels lie idle as the widows shoulder the burden of unpaid debt, while taking care of children, ageing parents and fields polluted with chemicals. Candles in the Wind witnesses the march of widows of the “Green Revolution” as they re-negotiate the rules of engagement and the politics of domination in their bid to survive. Their struggle gives us a window into the socio-economic flux in rural India – a nuanced understanding of the silent undercurrents of a gender-specific struggle in the larger narrative of surviving as a farmer in these times.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Note
Verzio Film Festival Submission

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 3583---