Please join us for a screening of the film * "Saffron Warriors" on
Friday, September 27, 2002
The film will be followed by a discussion.
304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College
[3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027]
Details of the film, and its producer
Title: SAFFRON WARRIORS
Producers: Channel 4, UK
Associate Producer: Ruchira Gupta
Reporter: Burhan Wazir
Directed and Filmed: Elizabeth Jones
Length: 23 minutes
The documentary is on Nazi-style politics in Gujarat. Is was made two months ago - nearly 4 months after the outbreak of systematic state-sponsored violence against Muslims in this western state of India.It looks at the rise of Hindu fundamentalism and its repurcussions on ordinary people. It also examines the impcat of RSS on the future of Indian people through the eyes of those trapped in refugee camps, business men and middle class families.
Ruchira Gupta, its Associate Producer, is an Emmy-winning journalist. She won an Emmy for 'outstanding investigative journalism' for her documentary The Selling of Innocents on the trafficking of women and children from Nepal to India. [...] She is a key witness at the Liberhans Commission of Inquiry, investigating the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India which led to large scale rioting against Muslims.
[* Originally telecast on Channel 4 (UK), Unreported World Saffron Warriors, Saturday 27th July 2002, 7.30pm]