MEMOIRS OF SAIRA & SALIM

ASIAN PERSPECTIVES

SHORTS

DIRECTED BY ESHWARYA GROVER

14 Minutes | Documentary | DCP | Colour | o.v. Hindi | sub. English | India, 2018

SCHEDULE

22 NOV | FRI |  13:00 | Studio 1

SYNOPSIS

It was only when Saira & Salim revisited that the walls crumbled, ached and longed. Seventeen years ago, 2002 communal riots in India took an ugly shape and a family was forced to abandon their burning house. The event meant to be buried under the debris unfolds when they share memories and conversations from a place they once called ‘home’.

Hanya ketika Saira & Salim kembali mengunjunginya, dinding-dinding itu hancur, sakit dan merindu. Tujuh belas tahun yang lalu, kerusuhan komunal 2002 di India memberikan dampak buruk dan sebuah keluarga pun terpaksa harus meninggalkan rumah mereka yang terbakar. Peristiwa yang hendak dikubur di bawah serpihan itu terbuka ketika mereka berbagi kenangan dan percakapan dari sebuah tempat yang pernah mereka sebut ‘rumah’.

 

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DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY

Eshwarya Grover

(India, 1992) 

 

2018

MEMOIRS OF SAIRA & SALIM (short documentary)

  • Best Student Film, 2018,  Woodpecker International Film Festival, India 
  • Best Film, 2019, Toto Funds the Arts, India
  • Special Mention, 2018, Signs International Film Festival, India 
  • Jury Prize, 2018, Echo BRICS Film Festival (Echo BRICS FF), Moscow 
  • Winner, 2018, Virgin Spring Cinefest
  • Winner, 2018,  NEOS Fest, Mexico 

 

Production Company

 

Contact:

Eshwarya Grover : eshwarya.grover@gmail.com