Jesal Kapadia \ Notes for a Non-Capitalist Cinema: Sikkim

Jesal Kapadia, We Want Land, 2011-12.
ACT at MIT

ACT Lecturer Jesal Kapadia presents “Notes for a Non-Capitalist Cinema: Sikkim” at Anthology Film Archives in New York on Tuesday, November 26.

“What disappears as “development” happens? Excerpts from footage shot in Sikkim, India where activists from the Affected Citizens of Teesta as well as monks, students, farmers, and members of the Lepcha community in Gangtok went on a yearlong hunger strike in 2006 against the construction of mega dams and hydroelectric-power projects on the river Teesta. The form this non-capitalist cinema takes is the form of their struggle. If there is a cinema of refusal, then what debt does it owe, and to whom?” — Jesal Kapadia, presentation abstract

For more information, see the Anthology Film Archives website.