Anatomy of Violence

Anatomy of Violence

Date & Time

Fri 17th March 2017
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM



Anatomy of Violence explores the notion of “monsters” through a mixed fact-fiction improvisation of events leading up to and following the infamous New Delhi gang rape of a young female student on a bus in 2012. In this novel collaboration piece, directors have attempted to imagine what led the group of men to engage in the savage attack and what could have driven their actions. Delving deeper, the film also imagines the nature of the young woman’s life-her prospects, family and friends before the attack.

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This film does not provide definite answers but aims to encourage further insight and examination to the root causes and complexity of brutality against women.

Followed by Panel Discussion

Hosted by the Centre for Film and Ethics (CfFE), Department of Film, Queen Mary University of London.

Post-screening discussion featuring Prof. Kavita Datta (Director of the Centre for the Study of Migration, Queen Mary University), Dr. Amit Rai (Senior Lecturer in New Media and Communication, Queen Mary University) and Prof. Ravinder Barn (Professor of Sociology, Royal Holloway University).

The discussion will be chaired by Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram (Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University/Programming Adviser, LAFF).

Cast: Vansh Bhardwaj, Tia Bhatia, Janki Bisht and Seema Biswas and many more
Country: Canada
Running time: 93 mins
Year: 2016
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: English

Director: Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehtha

Deepa Mehta is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose work is celebrated on an international scale. Her emotionally resonating, award-winning films have played every major film festival, and been sold and distributed around the globe. She is best known for her elemental trilogy: earth, fire, water, the final film of which received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film. Other films include, Bollywood/Hollywood, Heaven on Earth, and the epic adaptation of Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie’s three-time booker prize winning novel. Her work challenges traditions and stereotypes and is always daring, fearless and provocative. It’s this spirit that saturated her last film, Beeba Boys, and now her latest work, Anatomy of Violence.

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