Ticket - Film Screening - Samarth Mahajan
About the films:
'Borderlands' brings together six characters whose lives are defined by personal and political borders, from across the Indian subcontinent. Through conversations and observations, the characters reveal their efforts to find meaning in a world beyond their control. Divided families meet, love blossoms across borders, traffickers get caught – in this slice of life documentary.
'The Unreserved' is an inquiry into the lives of passengers who use the Unreserved Compartment, the cheapest way to travel across India on the Indian Railways system. The film portrays the passengers' aspirations, efforts and opinions through conversations and personal stories.
About the filmmaker
Samarth Mahajan is a non-fiction filmmaker, passionate about telling human stories from India that remain invisible to the mainstream. ‘The Unreserved’, his national award-winning debut feature about passengers of the third class in Indian Railways, premiered at Film Southasia 2017 and received broadcast & theatrical releases in India. ‘Kazwa’, his short documentary on sustainable rural tourism through fireflies, won awards at multiple international film festivals.