NOT EVERY TIME I Saturday I Nov 7 I 5.30pm
‘Not Every Time …’ is a definitive account of a mass movement that the rape and murder of a college student spurred in 1997 in Punjab. The film traces the various personal and political struggles the leaders and participants of the movement experienced as a result of their involvement.
The movement, involving thousands of participants, lasted nine years and the film is a fitting testimony to this remarkable tale which has gone unnoticed by mainstream national media houses. It highlights not just the violent reaction of a patriarchal society but also lays threadbare the gender hierarchies within the movement. This film was screened in film festivals; Signs 2007 in competition section and Karimpur Film Festival 2008 apart from innumerable screenings in colleges and villages where it has invariably provoked intense discussion and debate.
Duration: 59 Mins
About the film maker
Documentary film maker, columnist, translator and journalist, Daljit Ami is one of the foremost chroniclers of contemporary Punjab. He holds Master’s degrees in Ancient History, Archaeology & Culture and Communications. His journalistic career includes editorial stints at some of the leading media organisations of the region (Punjabi Tribune, Day and Night News, Global Punjab TV) and his reportage and commentaries have appeared in key publications in three languages including Outlook, BBC Hindi, Economic and Political Weekly, Dainik Bhasker and most of the mainstream Punjabi publications including Nawa Zamana and Punjab Times. Having entered the media at the time when Punjab was emerging from violence and insurgency, Dalijt has an insider’s understanding of the way Punjab has been projected in mainstream media. His body of work – in text and images – invites us to think about Punjab outside of popular stereotypes and formulaic analysis. His films have documented issues, events, movements and people who fall outside the lens of mainstream media – the lives of agricultural labour and human rights activists; movements against ecological degradation and sexual violence; conservation of history and memory; and Punjabi literature and poetry. His forthright columns and reportage hold a mirror to the global Punjabi community. Despite the focus on Punjab, his work steers clear of narrow localism and forges critical, political and aesthetic connections with international struggles for justice
For more info – http://daljitami.com/