REVIEW FOR REDEFINING PEACE - A DOCUMENTARY BY K P SASI
The united and spirited efforts of women in creating, conserving peace in India have been documented in this film.
It showcases the history of the 1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize 2005 initiative and profiles ten peacewomen from different regions of India, connected to various people’s movements namely Magline Peter from the Fishworkers movement, Medha Patkar from Narmada Bachao Andolan, Teesta Setalvad, lawyer-journalist and her struggle against the fascist state and fundamentalist political forces.
The documentary features C.K.Janu who is struggling for rights of indigenous people and adivasis, Sharmila Irom, a young woman who is using non-violent mechanism to challenge and demand repeal of draconian laws in North East India. The film highlights the work of four grassroots women Lataben Sachde, Parmeben Sava, Alkaben Jani, Meghiben Samariya from Kutch Mahila Vikas Sanghthan, Gujarat and their struggle for sustainable health, education and livelihoods for masses.
The 1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize 2005 initiative was also a fight against defeatism and cynicism. It was about fighting the debilitating TINA (There is No Alternative) syndrome.
[Sasi will play some excerpts from this 60 minutes film]