WOMEN’S CINEMA

A Rifle and a Bag

by Cristina Hanes, Arya Rothe, Isabella Rinaldi, 2020 (India )

India | 89 min | Original Version, English Subtitles

A Rifle and a Bag is an observational film of great beauty featuring Somi and her husband, who, after a decade of fighting alongside the Naxalites – a communist guerilla group fighting for the rights of the tribal communities of India –, deserted the movement and surrendered to the police. Ever since, they have been striving to forge a new identity for themselves and their family and to navigate India’s bureaucracy. This wonderful ethnographic film presents their story, Somi’s story, in a touching, motherly, and deeply human way.

 

The film is a production of the NoCut Film Collective, which was founded in 2016 by Christina Hanes, Arya Rothe and Isabella Rinaldi, who envision filmmaking as a collaborative and transcultural endeavor.

 

This ethnographic film has been screened in fourteen international film festivals, notably Nyon’s Visions du Réel, Rotterdam’s International Film Festival, and Azerbaijan’s DokuBaku.

FREE ADMISSION

Thursday may 13

8:00 PM Session 2

Cinéma Moderne

5150 Boul. Saint-Laurent,

Montréal, QC H2T 1R8

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Please contact us at ethnographik@gmail.com with the date, screening time, and contact information.

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