Land Of My Dreams
World Digital Premiere
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This film has open captions. Audio Described version of this film is available by purchasing the version titled: “Audio Described Version: Land of My Dreams” on this festival platform (HERE)
In 2019, protests broke out after the Indian government enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act, which overtly discriminates against Muslims. Nausheen Khan follows the women at the forefront of the resistance. As protests spring up across India against the Citizenship Amendment Act, a group of intergenerational, multi-faith women gather at Shaheen Bagh, a Muslim neighborhood in Delhi, to form a non-violent sit-in that grows into a nationwide movement. It soon faces both institutional and societal repression. Drawing on her identity as a Muslim woman, the filmmaker captures this movement, whilst questioning current notions of belonging, nationalism, and identity in India.
“Land of My Dreams encapsulates so much that is good in India, and what is being lost. In a celebration of diversity, various communities came together to peacefully protest a patently discriminatory law. And in crushing the protest with hate, violence, and arrests, the authorities snatched from the young their right to dissent in a democracy.”
- Meenakshi Ganguly, deputy director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
Content Advisory: This film contains discriminatory language and scenes of threats of violence and violence, including by police, and gunshots.
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