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Human Rights violation by state: Bandiram-er Ganatantra (বন্দিরামের গণতন্ত্র )

Bandiram-er Ganatantra (বন্দিরামের গণতন্ত্র )

This film is about the mindless  human rights violation by the police especially in the adivasi regions of Belpajari, West Bengal. Adivasis are regularly harassed, tortured and picked up for being ‘Maoists’. The film made in and around 2002-2003 captures the police atrocities which has culminated in the present explosive situation in the region of Lalgarh-Belpahari beginning from the end of 2008. The film also touches upon the death of urban youth Abhijit Sinha who committed suicide unable to bear the mental strain of regular police harassment, falsely accused of being a Maoist.

The film is in Bengali (বাংলা) but has english subtitles.
Director: Sitanshu Sekhar
Contact:  s.sitansu@gmail.com

State oppression and protest in Midnapore: Dreams in the time of Terror (সন্ত্রাসের সময় স্বপ্ন)

Dreams in the time of Terror (সন্ত্রাসের সময় স্বপ্ন)

This film made alongside Bandiramer Ganatantra (বন্দিরামের গণতন্ত্র) dwells on the topic of police atrocities on the indigenous adivasis of the Belpahari region of West Midnapore, West Bengal. The film focuses on the targeting of women folk by the police often resulting in torture and sexual abuse. Several incidents have been re-enacted in this film accompanied by the newspaper reports that appeared during that time. This entire episode of rights violation by the police continued unhindered in the name of hunting down Maoists.

The film is in Bengali (বাংলা) but has english subtitles.
Director: Nilanjan Dutta
Contact:  nilanjan123123@rediffmail.com