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UK Premiere

Not Today

Director: Aditya Kripalani 
Cast: Rucha Inamdar and Harsh Chhaya 
India 2020, 93 mins, Hindi with English subtitles

A 24-year-old from a traditional Muslim family in Mumbai goes to work secretly as a suicide prevention counsellor. On her first day, she encounters a 52-year-old man, standing atop a high-rise, wanting to jump.

A 24-year-old from a traditional Muslim family in Mumbai goes to work secretly as a suicide prevention counsellor. On her first day, she encounters a 52-year-old man, standing atop a high-rise, wanting to jump. In trying to bring him down, she discovers that he has been a Suicide Prevention Counsellor for 15 years. But what happens when those who are tasked with listening and supporting have the largest burden to bear themselves? At a time when mental health is arguably more important than it's ever been with so much of the world struggling through unprecedented times, Not Today seeks to foster important discussions with warmth and compassion. It’s a simple message, but a beautiful one - sometimes what people really need is a conversation and to know that someone cares enough to just listen.

Pre-recorded Q&A with director and cast.

Mon 31 May 2021
6.00pm
Rich Mix
London
Sat 5 June 2021
6.00pm
LCB Depot
Leicester
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