Suneil Sanzgiri – Letter from Your Far-Off Country (2020)

Shot with 16mm film stock that expired in 2002—the same year as the state-sponsored anti-Muslim genocide in Gujarat—and filmed amid the anti-CAA protests in Delhi, the filmmaker traces lines and lineages of ancestral memory, poetry, history, songs, and ruins from his birth in 1989.

A search for solidarity in the sounds and colors of the spontaneous Muslim women led Shaheen Bagh movement in Delhi, in the poetry of Agha Shahid Ali, the song of Iqbal Bano, the theater of Safdar Hashmi, and images of B. R. Ambedkar—the radical anti-caste Dalit intellectual and founder of the Indian constitution—all surrounding a letter addressed to the filmmaker’s distant relative Prabhakar Sanzgiri, who wrote biographies of Ambedkar and was a Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader in Maharashtra.

Letter From Your Far-off Country is the second film a series of new works addressing ancestral memory, diaspora, history, decoloniality, and cross-continental solidarity. These themes, which run recurrent, think through a series of questions, reflections, and intimations of how we live through moments of trauma, violence, and revolt.

Letter From Your Far-off Country is the second film a series of new works addressing ancestral memory, diaspora, history, decoloniality, and cross-continental solidarity. These themes, which run recurrent, think through a series of questions, reflections, and intimations of how we live through moments of trauma, violence, and revolt.

Starting with At Home But Not At Home (2019), which made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2020 with a nomination for the Found Footage Award, Letter From Your Far-off Country continues interviews with the filmmaker’s father, while blurring boundaries of the epistolary format through a letter written by the filmmaker directed towards a distant relative, who was a revolutionary freedom fighter, prisoner’s rights activist, and Communist party leader.

Using the language of new media, video art, desktop cinema, and experimental film, these shorts look towards the slippery, unstable, and liberatory possibilities of the moving image, seeking to reclaim the past from erasure, and provide a journey towards a potential future.

543MB | 17m 38s | 1490×1080 | mkv

https://nitro.download/view/2598597DC8DB28F/Letter.From.Your.Far-Off.Country.Suneil.Sanzgiri.2020.1080p.mkv
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https://tezfiles.com/file/3279cf101a74d/Letter.From.Your.Far-Off.Country.Suneil.Sanzgiri.2020.1080p.mp4

Language(s):English,Urdu,Hindi
Subtitles:English hardsubbed

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