Once Upon A Village
June 24, 2022 7:00 pm - June 24, 2022 9:00 pm
In the Himalayan foothills, an 80- year- old woman and a 19-year-old girl are two of the seven remaining inhabitants of an abandoned village. The two women struggle with the choice to leave for alienating city life or continue living in a lonely village.
As the film progresses, the two women face the invisible but palpable forces of migration. Their emotional journey changes their relationship with the place they call “Home”. As time crawls by, a way of life struggles to stay relevant. In this fragile existence, ‘Ek Tha Gaon’ - a film by Srishti Lakhera explores life in a dying village where a haunting absence lingers.
The screening was followed by a conversation with the director of the film.