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Frank Brazil presents three events marking 70 years of the partition of India, and the end of 200 years of British occupation.

The partition created about 15 million refugees and over 1 million people are thought to have died. Many families of refugees have settled in east London, this small programme is in recognition of these communities.

Saturday 29 July 2017 at 12:00 Documentary film screening

RABBA HUN KE KARIYE (Thus Departed Our Neighbours)

Director & Producer Ajay Bhardwaj, India, 2007, 65 minutes, Punjabi with English subtitles. + audience discussion

While India won her independence from the British rule in 1947, the north western province of Punjab was divided into two. The Muslim majority areas of West Punjab became part of Pakistan, and the Hindu and Sikh majority areas of East Punjab remained with, the now divided, India. The truncated Punjabs bore scars of large-scale killings as each was being cleansed of their minorities. Sixty years on, Rabba Hun Kee Kariye trails this shared history divided by the knife. For the first time a documentary turns its gaze at the perpetrators, as seen through the eyes of bystanders.

"In memory of all that was lost" Ajay Bhardwaj

Saturday 12 August 2017 at 12:00 7047 – Round table discussion

August marks the end of the British occupation of India and the violent partition of the South Asian subcontinent into Pakistan, India and later Bangladesh. This is an invitation for members of the community to gather and remember their families and friends. We will also discuss the legacies of partition on families today and the future of the subcontinent. If you would like to take part please book a place.

Saturday 19 August 2017 at 12:00 Documentary film screening

WORDS ON WATER

Director & writer Sanjay Kak, India, 2002, 84 minutes, Hindi with English subtitles.+ audience discussion

For more than 15 years, people of the Narmada Valley in central India have resisted a series of massive dams on their river, and in their struggle have exposed the deceptive heart of India’s development politics. When the use of violence has become the arbiter of all political debate, Words on Water is about a sustained non-violent resistance, an almost joyous defiance, which empowers people as they struggle for their rights, yet saves them from the ultimate humiliation of violence.

7047 is organised by Tajender Sagoo. All are welcome, but spaces are limited so booking is required. For enquires contact : info@frankbrazil.org T: +44 (0)7902 740964

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