Two films of Punjab after the 1947 bloody partition Sunday 11 September
4pm – 6.30pm followed by a Q&A
Kitte Mil Ve Mahi Where The Twain Shall Meet (2005) 70 mins
Language: Punjabi with English Subtitles
Director/ Producer Ajay Bhardwaj

Rabba Hun Kee Kariye Thus Departed Our Neighbours (2007) 65 mins
Language: Punjabi with English Subtitles
Director/ Producer Ajay Bhardwaj

A double bill of two seminal documentaries, from the Delhi based Indian Film maker Ajay Bhardwaj, on contesting perceptions of Punjab, a state partitioned on religious lines amidst widespread bloodshed in 1947.
In “Kitte Mil Ve Mahi” the director journeys through the Doaba region to explore the unique bond between Dalits and Sufism in an unfolding a spiritual universe that is both healing and emancipatory and hinting at the economic, religious and idealogical marginalisation of Dalits.
“Rabba Hun Kee Kariye” captures feelings of guilt and remorse about the genocidal violence on the Indian side of Punjab in 1947.These stories, almost like folklore, are part of the memory – scape of rural Punjab. In this documentary these long suppressed experiences become accessible in public domain for the first time.
The screening of Rabba Hun Kee Kariye will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Meena Dhanda, Amarjit Chandan and Amin Mughal.
Showing at:
40 High Street
Box Office: +44 (0)20 8323 1010 price: £10 for both films and Q&A
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About Ajay Bhardwaj
Ajay Bhardwaj (b. 1964) is a documentary filmmaker based in Delhi. He holds two Master’s degrees, in the fields of Political Studies and Mass Communications, and has worked in media for the past two decades. His documentaries have been screened at international film festivals, academic conferences, and community and activist events.