Ladies Only

Director: Rebana Liz John
Run time: 78 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles | Year: 2021 | Country: India, Germany

‘What makes you angry?’a filmmaker asks a woman traveller in the ‘Ladies Only’ compartments of Mumbai local trains running in and out of the main stations. The answers to this and many other questions are both insightful and surprising, highlighting the issues, hopes and struggles of womanhood in India today, especially in the face of the frenetic non-stop Mumbai lifestyle. The changing light, faces and languages creates a poetic rhythm flowing through this engrossing and must-see documentary.


Rebana Liz John

Rebana Liz John is an Indian artist-filmmaker who grew up in Mumbai. Filmmaking became her primary medium while studying at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India (2004-08). She worked many jobs, assisting artists, filmmakers, eventually managing the video team and making health information videos for a social enterprise. Parallely, she kept her artistic practice alive. She recently graduated from the Post graduate programme in Film/Media Art at the KHM/Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany, where she refined her documentary practice while reframing existing approaches and formats. Her interests lie in non-fiction narratives and the mutating position of an artist/filmmaker. Experimentation in documentary, art in public space, animation and writing, are her modus operandi. Her previous documentary 'Ships Outside My Window' has travelled to film festivals around the globe, and also won 'Best Student Documentary'.

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Birmingham | Electric Cinema
July 1, 2022 7:30 pm

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