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IITG screens documentary
about plight of tribals

Red Ant Dream, a documentary film made by eminent filmmaker Sanjay Kak about the agony of the downtrodden in Maoists-hit zones of central India, was screened at IIT Guwahati on Monday.

The two-hour documentary was scheduled to be screened at St Anthony’s College, Shillong on Saturday. But Kak cancelled the screening as he was upset that Meghalaya Police had sought a copy of the film for the purpose of vetting it before release.

However, in Guwahati, the film did not face any hurdles. On Tuesday evening, it will be screened at Lakhiram Barua Sadan here.

“We have travelled through the Bastar region, Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha and Punjab looking at legacies of Bhagat Singh and revolutionary poet Pasha while making the film. By presenting a true picture of the Maoist-hit Bastar and agony of the people of Niyamgiri Hills fighting for land rights and connecting the situations there to the legacies of the great revolutionary thinkers of Punjab, we have tried to highlight the revolutionary possibilities in India,” said Kak.

To find out more about the documentary: [Link]

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