--But how politicized or politically
aware is the 'recast self'?
Filmed in February and April 2016
- a few months after Rohith Vemula's suicide in Hyderabad, the
students are initially forced to confront their own identity
and a history of discrimination in the context of Vemula's tragic
But matters come to a climax when
the CREST students research and select the theme of the semester
Will they choose to do a play that exposes caste discrimination
around Rohit Vemula's suicide?
Or will they select one that expresses their fears about 'Bengali'
migration to Kerala?
In this choice of play subject and
its ensuing debate, lie signs and markers about power, livelihood
and identity politics. And the silence around issues of caste
Direction, Script and Editing: Lalit
Research and Concept: Sanjay Srivastava
Production and 2nd shoot Direction: Priya Sen
Camera: Syed Husain Akbar
Location Sound: Godly Timo Koshy
Additional Camera: Lalit Vachani, Priya Sen, Godly Timo Koshy
Translations: Sanju Thomas, Sindhu Nair, Nidhish K. Sundar
Audio Post-production at Depot Records: Girjashanker Vohra,
Lohit Bhalla, Abhishek Singh
Video Post-production: Avik Chatterjee
Executive Producer: Srirupa Roy
A Wide Eye Film for ICAS:MP
Made with the support of the German
Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
and the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University