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PARI

31 minutes | Hindi with English subtitles | 2023

Priya Sen

Pari attempts to describe an event in the days of Pari and Praveen, a violent rupture that allowed in a life held by desire and not duty. In this film, they recount their love story against the undertones and backdrop of threat and violence. The present is both fraught and romantic; the disruption of a past moment finds momentary comfort in recall; the future is hopeful.

Priya Sen is an independent filmmaker and artist who works across film and video, sound, and installation. Her work explores forms for tenuousness and ambiguity within realist documentary and simultaneously plays with narrative modes and cinematic gestures. She is interested in eclectic, itinerant and egalitarian film forms and the manners of presence that accompany each work. With an MA from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, and an MFA from Temple University, Philadelphia, Sen has taught and facilitated nonfiction and experimental film and video practice in various institutions and social contexts. Her films have screened at festivals and venues that include Forum Expanded Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival, Dharamshala International Film Festival, IDSFFK Kerala, Outfest LA, Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Kochi Biennale, Experimenta, and IAWRT among others. She is a 2023-24 Radcliffe Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

Cinematographer, Recordist, Editor: Priya Sen

Audio Post Production: Christopher Burchell

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