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What the Fields Remember by Subasri Krishnan

On 18th February 1983, around 1800 Bengali Muslims were killed in Nellie and surrounding villages in Assam, in one morning. No one was ever prosecuted and the incident remains in the annals of India’s violent history. This Film is a revisiting of the event and an exploration of how the survivors remember the violence, 32 years later, and how the spaces that witnessed this violence continue to mark people’s relationship to history and memory.

Seattle, USA
Kathmandu, Nepal
Golemag, Serbia
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Panaji; Mumbai; Thrissur; Madurai; Bangalore; Kolkata; Delhi; India

Subasri Krishnan is a filmmaker and leads the Media Lab at the Indian Institute for Human Settlement. Her films, dealing with contemporary politics - from internet censorship and the unique identity number to the Nellie massacre, have screened at festivals nationally and internationally and won awards. Subasri is a recipient of the filmmaker/ artist residency at the Goethe Institut, Brazil; the Chevening Fellowship, UK; the Charles Wallace Research Grant, UK; and the George Washington University Filmmaker Fellowship, USA. She curates the Urban Lens Film Festival and directed the 2017 edition of the IAWRT Film Festival. Prior to going to film school, Subasri worked for the academic journal Seminar.

  • Cinematographer, Editor: Amit Mahanti
  • Sound Recordist: Julius L. Basaiawmoit
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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