Cinema

Doomed democracy

Print edition : June 14, 2013

Sanjay Kak. Through his writings and documentaries, he has been exploring the conditions of popular insurgency. Photo: Apal Singh

Niyamgiri axe, Odisha, a still from 'Red Ant Dream'.

A banner with the image of Avtar Singh Pash.

A People's Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) exercise in a forest in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh: Bhumkal Red Flower.

Bastar, Chhattisgarh: Girl with rifle.

A march in Punjab with a picture of Bhagat Singh in front.

A play about an early 20th century tribal rebellion in Bastar and its hero, Gundadhur.

The burden of Sanjay Kak’s film Red Ant Dream is to underline the necessity of resistance and to show that often in history the responsibility to resist has fallen on the poorest and most innocent citizens.
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