Toronto Media Arts Centre

Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life

April 9, 7:00 PM

SAVAC + re:assemblage collective

In Main Gallery

Screening to be followed by conversation between Priya Sen and Aisha Jamal

Filmed over the course of a year in a dense, working-class area in South Delhi, Priya Sen’s “Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life” invites us into the world of Sachi and Parveen, two women in love with other women, whose desire is to live and love outside of the constant scrutiny and sanction of society and family.

PRIYA SEN is a filmmaker and artist working across film, video, sound, and installation. Her work has largely centered around questions of form, urban ethnographies, music, and migration–mainly in New Delhi, a city in which she chooses to situate her practice. Priya Sen will be present for this screening.

AISHA JAMAL is a Toronto-based filmmaker, film programmer and college professor. Her short documentaries have screened at festivals and venues worldwide. She recently finished her first feature-length documentary called “A Kandahar Away”. Aisha programs Canadian films for the Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival and the Syria Film Festival. She teaches film theory and history at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Along with Maya Bedward, she hosts a monthly podcast on gender, race and representation in cinema called “The Gaze.”

Co-presented by Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre