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Thu, Dec 07


Kalasataman Vapaakaupungin Olohuone

South Asia Film Night: Before you were my mother

South Asia Film Night: Before you were my mother
South Asia Film Night: Before you were my mother

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Kalasataman Vapaakaupungin Olohuone, Hermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki, Finland

About the event

CULTUREELS – Ethnographic Film Collective presents the film ‘Before you were my mother’, directed by Prasuna Dongol, on Thursday December 7th. The film is from Nepal, and its duration is 73 minutes. Warm drinks and snacks provided! The event is free and open to everyone.

The event takes place in Kalasataman Vapaakaupungin Olohuone (The Free City of Kalasatama – Living Room), which is an accessible space. Vapaakaupungin Olohuone is a community space in Helsinki. It is on the second floor of the REDI shopping centre. The space can be accessed by metro (‘Kalasatama’ metro station). The address of the location is Hermannin rantatie 5, 00580 Helsinki. More information on Kalasataman Vapaakaupunki here:

Film synopsis: Born and brought up in Manipur and currently living in New York, Ibemhal (59) left her childhood home in Manipur and moved to Nepal after her marriage. Ibemhal’s whole life has been dedicated to raising her two daughters while trying to find her own identity in new places. Who is Ibemhal beyond her identity as a mother and a wife? What was her life like in Manipur and Nepal – both conflict zones when she lived there? Through this film, her elder daughter Prasuna seeks to find out.

The event is part of a series of film screenings which will feature twenty powerful documentary films from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The entire programme has been curated by Film Southasia, a festival of South Asian documentaries, and the screening is made possible by ParVISMETH, a group of researchers and practitioners in the University of Helsinki who promote use of visual methods for social action and social change.

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