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Letter From Your Far-Off Country

Suneil Sanzgiri 

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Suneil Sanzgiri, Letter From Your Far-Off Country (still), 2020.

Festival Forum: Images Festival 2021 Letter From Your Far-Off Country
Suneil Sanzgiri 
2020

18 Minutes
USA/India

Festival Forum

Date
May 29–June 11, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Suneil Sanzgiri's Letter From Your Far-Off Country (2020), presented as part of our special feature of Images Festival 2021, and among the six films picked by the festival programmers for e-flux audiences.

Drawing upon a rich repository of images—from digital renderings of Kashmir’s mountains to the textured materiality of 16mm hand-processing and direct animation techniques—Letter From Your Far-Off Country maps a hidden vein of shared political commitment and diasporic creative expression, linking a poem by the Kashmiri American writer Agha Shahid Ali with interviews with the filmmaker’s father and a letter addressed to Communist Party leader Prabhakar Sanzgiri, who is also the filmmaker’s distant relative.

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This special feature of Images Festival 2021 presents films by Rossella Biscotti, Grau, Darol Olu Kae, Nour Ouayda, Suneil Sanzgiri, and Rina B. Tsou, screening on e-flux Video & Film for two weeks from Saturday, May 29 through Friday, June 11; as well as a conversation with festival programmers Alia Ayman, Robert Lee, and Yasmin Nurming-Por moderated by e-flux's Lukas Brasiskis. Watch them here.

The program is part of the series Festival Forum on e-flux Video & Film, presenting collaborations with established and emerging moving-image festivals from around the world.

For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

Category
Film, Communism
Subject
Experimental Film, Historicity & Historiography, Poetry, Family, Diaspora
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