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6 Yards to Democracy

66min/India/Finland

Synopsis

6 Yards to Democracy revisits a gruesome incident that took place during an election rally in north India. Thousands of women from poor localities of Lucknow city, lured by the promise of free saris, had been waiting for hours in the harsh sun for the cheap six-yard cloths. A stampede occurred: 22 died and hundreds were injured.

This seemingly stray happening uncovers the sordid side of Indian democracy, and connects in significant ways with the daily humiliations forced upon these women and their families. As boomtown dynamics keep pushing them further into the margins, we observe the women's struggles to keep their homes, hopes and dignity intact while petitioning an apathetic state for their dues.

Director: Nishtha Jain

Co-Director: Smriti Nevatia

Cinematography: Deepti Gupta

Editing: Vipin Sharma, Nishtha Jain

Sound: Anita Kushawa

Sound Design: Niraj Gera

Producer: Smriti Nevatia

Supported by

IDFA Bertha Grant, YLE TV

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