|dc.description||Binayak Sen to visit Pune: Pune based Lokayat and Binayak Sen Muktata Samiti have organised a unique festival titled Celebrating right to dissent that will comprise drama, exhibition, film screenings and a talk by Binayak Sen himself.
The festival will be held on September 18 during which a play Dastaan-e-Sedition by the renowned theatre group from Delhi, Dastangoi will be staged. The play is directed by Mahmood Farooqui who was co-director of the film Peepli Live. Binayak Sen will give a talk on the state of democracy and human rights in our country to conclude the fest at the Kale hall of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics at 5.30 pm. The film screenings will happen from 10 am at Lokayat hall off Law college road, near Nal Stop.
The exhibition of contemporary art will feature emerging artists from Pune, Nashik, Mumbai and Vadodra whose paintings will respond to the incarceration of Binayak Sen, and to assert their right to dissent in democratic India. The art works take the format of a print portfolio, installations, and performance. The documentary film festival will screen films including Prisoners of Conscience by Anand Patwardhan, Tales from the Margins by Kavita Joshi, Baphlimali by Amar Kanwar, The Killing State: In honour of Mamia Abu Jamaal, For the sake of development by Nahanyate, Images of Development by Pramod Gupta and Fourth World War to name a few.||en_US