Jamilia

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Mon, 06/10/2019 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

NY Premiere

World Premiere, Berlinale 2018

The Film

Directed by Aminatou Echard / 2018 / 84 min

Shot in Kyrgyzstan on richly saturated Super-8 footage, this film is a search for Jamilia, the title character in the famous novella by Chinghiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the strict rules of her society.

Over the course of its haunting narrative, director Aminatou Echard introduces contemporary Kyrgyz women who, in talking about this literary heroine, reveal their own private lives and desires, the social rules they chafe under and their ideas of freedom. Jamilia lets the women speak for themselves—about resistance and the freedom they find in unexpected places, despite the restraints and limitations imposed upon them. With dreamy pacing and a shifting relationship to time, the film gives viewers access to its subjects' desire for adventure, rebellion, independence and sensuality.

Post-Screening Q&A

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Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019

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Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

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This event is part of the Spring 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. It includes a discussion with filmmakers or specials guests, and time to engage with the makers and our community over drinks and popcorn.

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