by Iram Ghufran; Public Service Broadcasting Trust (New Delhi, India); Prasar Bharti Corporation (India); DVD video
Sufi dreams, spiritual possession   (2014-04-21)
From the back of the DVD.
<a class="blue_title_big" href="http://www.psbt.org/directors/279" class="blue_title_big">IRAM GHUFRAN</a> | 29 min | Hindi, Urdu, English
Theme/s : <a class="more" href="http://www.psbt.org/screening/library/12" class="more">Gender & Sexuality</a> , <a class="more" href="http://www.psbt.org/screening/library/19" class="more">Religion/ Spirituality</a>
A call from the periphery of sanity... a series of dream narratives, and accounts of spiritual possession as experienced by women ‘petitioners’ at the shrine of a Sufi saint in North India. Drama unfolds via dreams and appearances of djinns and disappearances of women. The shrine becomes a space for expressions of longing and transgression. The Film invites the viewer to a fantastical world, where fear and desire are experienced through dreams and 'afflictions of the air'. The shrine is a space where performance becomes the only rule of engagement and one can begin to think of the possibilities that 'insanity' produces.</div>
<label>Awards and Screenings</label>
Mary Kay First Prize, 14th International Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2012
Best Direction and Best Editing, 59th National Film Awards, 2011
Best Short Documentary, 4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala, 2011
Official Selection, Forum Expanded, Berlinale, 2012
Official Selection: Competition Section, 6th John Abraham National Awards, Signs, 2012
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