Fowler Films: Mihin Sutta, Mihin Jibon (The Women Weavers of Assam)
Join us for a special screening of the award-winning film, Mihin Sutta, Mihin Jibon (The Women Weavers of Assam, 98 minutes, Assamese with English subtitles), an observational and montage-based documentary focused on the labor and everyday lives of a group of women weavers working at the Tezpur District Mahila Samiti in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Aparna Sharma, the film’s director and UCLA professor, and Syona Puliady, co-curator of Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings, will offer a brief introduction to ways of working with local artisans who produce embroidered and handloom-woven goods in India.
Discover the wider world through the power of cinema. From documentaries to art films, our curated series is designed to illuminate the diversity as well as the common threads of lived experiences of people in Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, and their diasporas.
Image courtesy of Aparna Sharma