Thursday, 10.01.2019 at 7:30pm
The screening is followed by a talk with Benjamin Zachariah
Original with English subtitles
Film: Way Back Home
Director: Supriyo Sen
India 2003, 120 min.
In 1947, after a protracted struggle, India achieved freedom at the cost of dividing the nation in two. Thousands of people were killed in the wake of violent religious and ethnic riots and millions of people were forced to flee. The director’s parents too had to leave their ancestral home for an unknown future. More than fifty years later they are returning to their homeland in Bangladesh. Supriyo Sen documents his parent’s journey, their memories and the sense of history that arises from their personal recollections on their way back home.
Event Guest: Benjamin Zachariah
Benjamin Zachariahis a historian at the University of Trier. He completed his BA from Presidency College, Calcutta, and his PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. He published several books on modern Indian history.