Friday, September 23, 2011

Screening of A MIGHTY HEART

screened the feature-film,
A Mighty Heart,
based on the American journalist Daniel Pearl's widow Mariane Pearl's memoir, A Mighty Heart - The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl
Friday, 21st October, 2011
in memory of
Daniel Pearl.

Daniel Pearl was born in October.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011


On Friday, 23rd September, 2011, Pradarsh drew the attention of the students to the discrimination against women in the religious sphere by screening the award winning documentary Praying In Her Own Voice

Praying in Her Own Voice documents the courageous struggle of Women of the Wall for the right to wear prayer shawls and read aloud from a Torah scroll - acts which women are permitted to perform by Jewish religious law but the powerful Ultra Orthodox establishment in Israel opposes fiercely. The film follows the group during their services, hearings at the Supreme Court and violent confrontations with their Ultra Orthodox opponents. The story of Women of the Wall is a test case for the deprived status of women in Israeli public life. The film is an outcry protesting religious coercion and the violent silencing of women at the Western Wall, a national symbol and a public space, where there should be room for everyone. To see its trailer, please visit:

Friday, September 2, 2011


Pradarsh brought the plight of refugees to sharp focus by screening the documentary From Refugee to Immigrant: A Story of Three Kossovar Albanian Americans on Friday, 16th September, 2011. 

Narrated by Olympia Dukakis, From Refugee to Immigrant (2003) is an hour-long production that traces the lives of three refugees from Kosova who arrived at Fort Dix, New Jersey in May 1999 following the NATO bombing of the former Yugoslavia to stop the ethnic cleansing of the Albanians. With footage captured in the US and on three trips to Kosova, including one immediately after the war when the three young men returned home to discover what fate had befallen their loved ones, the documentary examines the process of assimilation into American society in the aftermath of a national atrocity.