Director: Sana Haq
Pakistan | 27mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: The Other Army is a documentary that seeks to understand the issues faced by Pakistan in its struggle against terrorism. It tributes the people who have sacrificed their lives in counter-terrorism efforts and provides a glimpse into the lives of their survivors. The film brings to light the Pakistanis who believe in the need to root out fanaticism, extremism, and to restore peace and stability to the world. Over 3,500 members of the Pakistani army have died in combat and 40,000 civilians have died as a consequence of terrorism and the war against it since 2001. The film counters the popular narrative in the American media that Pakistan is complicit in supporting terrorists.
Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee
Cast: Anubrata Basu, Rituparna Sen
USA | 112mins | 2013 | Chicago Premiere
Synopsis: The story of a prince who escapes his destiny, the prison of his mind. He lands on a fascist island and incites women to revolt. A psychedelic fantasy about destiny and humanity, social control and Utopian revolution.
Director: Nilendra Deshapriya
Cast: Sarath Kothalawala, Sulochana Weerasinghe
Sri Lanka | 110 mins | 2013 | World Premiere
Synopsis: After the end of a 30-year-old ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, three friends embark on an adventurous journey to a land that was once forbidden but a sudden encounter forces them to return to yet another land of turmoil and terror.
A journey in search of soul mates in a soulless world, this film explores the stark reality of the human condition in a post war country
Director: Rajesh. K.
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Priya Bhatija
India | 97mins | 2012 | US Premiere
Synopsis: In the crowded by lanes of old Delhi, Shukla ji runs a small photo studio as a front for small time crime. Over the years he has groomed a bunch of youngsters in the art of pick pocketing and petty crime. Then one day a girl comes into their midst and then everything collapses.
Director: Meera Menon
Cast: Nikohl Boosheri, Kiran Deol, Kandis Erickson
USA | 90mins | 2013 | Chicago Premiere
Synopsis: A road-trip comedy centered on Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who tries to lose her virginity while campaigning across America for presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004. Farah and her friends K.J. and Roopa follow the campaign trail across historic Route 66 on their way to Ohio, the central battleground state of 2004, seizing control of this charged moment in their lives and the life of their country.