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Bollywood feat at Hawaii Film Festival 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on September 25, 2012

Three recent Bollywood blockbusters are headed to Hawaii for a spotlight on India section.  The 32nd edition of the Hawaii International Film Festival will screen Barf!i, Ek tha Tiger and Cocktail apart from Invoking Justice and Achele.

The festival, that runs from 11th – 12th October, 2012, has a ‘Spotlight’ section for five Asian countries; India, Japan Korea, Taiwan and Philippines this year.

Invoking Justice

Dir.: Deepa Dhanraj

Invoking Justice is a 85 minute documentary based in Pudukkottai, a town in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. An all-male assembly called a Jamaat investigates crimes as well as civil matters and coordinates with the police and court system to administer justice.  By Islamic tradition, no woman can appear before it.  It is therefore unsurprising that domestic violence against women, who have no voice, is a traditionally common way of life.

Achele (India/UK)

Dir.: Clara Kraft Isono

The 17 minute short is written, produced and directed by Clara Kraft Isono. The film is based on the upper Himalayan region of Ladakh in India. In this remote area landlocked for centuries by inaccessible mountain passes and still governed by traditional beliefs in mountain spirits and witch doctors, development is having a deep influence in long-established rural communities. Kaisang, the eight year old daughter of a poor Ladakhi farmer, tries to make sense of the world. The film casts Padma Agmo and Rigzin Jurmet.

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