Western Massachusetts Social Justice Calendar

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Apr
6
Thu
“A Thin Wall”, Presentation by Mara Ahmed @ West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm

Mara Ahmed will present her most recent film, A Thin Wall, which is about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. Shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan, A Thin Wall is a personal take on Partition rooted in stories passed down from one generation to another. It is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan. Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by Partition. The film is also a work of art infused with original animation, music and literary writing. A Thin Wall was screened in May 2015 at the Bradford Literature Festival, UK. It was officially selected by film festivals in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Montreal and Dublin and was screened in Vancouver, London, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Pizza from Antonio’s will be served

Sponsors: Creative Writing Program, South Asian Studies Program, Eqbal Ahmad Initiative, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Education, Law Program, Third World Studies