Film Screening Our Grandparents’ Home

Our Grandparents' Home © Supriyo Sen

Wed, 21.03.2018

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Park Mansions, Gate 4
57A, Park Street
700 016 Kolkata

A film by Supriyo Sen

42 min/colour/2017/Bengali and English with English subtitles

When the whole world is confronting the heartbreaking plight of the Arabian refugees, the film looks back at the biggest migration of modern history, when 15 million were forced to leave their homelands during the blood shedding Partition of India in 1947.

Sixteen young scholars from India and Bangladesh (former East Pakistan) take part in the project “Inherited Memories” initiated by Goethe-Institut, Kolkata and Dhaka, in order to record the recollections of the third generation of the Partition survivors. At the same time, two granddaughters from Bangladesh and India embark on a journey to find their lost home that their grandparents had to leave during the tumultuous events of the Partition of Bengal. Through these academic and emotional journeys, the film relives the memories of Partition and tries to understand how multiple generations of survivors perceive the complexities of identity, nationality and "home" in the truest sense.

The filmmaker will be present and there will be an interactive session around the film following the screening.