A movement led by Indian women in 2019, who took to the streets against police violence, poverty, and demanding security for women in India, prompts the director to search for 16mm images in which this struggle connects to and intersects with verses by poet Agha Shahid Ali, the songs of singer Iqbal Bano, and the demands of B. R. Ambedkar, one of the most celebrated names in India to rise against caste politics. The texture of memory creates volume for the texture of struggle, in an epistolary film whose recipient is a distant relative of the director himself. *(C.A)
Suneil Sanzgiri is an Indian American artist, researcher, and filmmaker. His work contends with questions of identity, heritage, culture and diaspora in relation to structural violence. Sanzgiri’s work has been screened extensively at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally.