Doc’ N Talk 2: And you Thought you Knew Me

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Date(s) - 12/12/2019
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

M L Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Francaise de Delhi


Screening: ‘And You Thought You Knew Me’ #DocNTalk2
‘Rethinking the notion of the other, the “sexual deviant”‘

Alliance Française de Delhi (AFD) and the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) are glad to invite you to

the screening of
A film by Pramada Menon.

Followed by a discussion with
Prof. Leïla Choukroune, Amritananda Chakravorty
and Dr.Sai Ramani Garimella

This last year, issues around sexuality, rights as well as legalities of the LGBTQ+ community India have found their place in public debates, while the section 777 decriminalization probably helped to unchain voices. However, queer identities and lesbinism seem to have received very little attention. The screening of ‘And You Thought You Knew Me’ aims to put a spotlight on queer identities and lesbianism at the individual scale this time, through human-beings who shared voices of personal journeys and daily challenges in Today’s India.

Doc’N Talk is a series of events showcasing the best of Indian documentary films, followed by discussions with directors, researchers and young protagonists. We truly look forward to welcoming many of you for this first screening!

This event is organised with the support of the University of Portsmouth.

OPEN TO ALL. No registration needed.

More info: [email protected]

About the director:

Pramada is a queer feminist activist who has diverse interests and multiple identities. Pramada has worked in the women’s rights and social justice field for more than two decades and is the co-founder of CREA, a feminist human rights organisation based in New Delhi. She also performs Fat, Feminist and Free – freewheeling conversations around gender, body,sexuality, identity. And You Thought You Knew Me is her first film.

About the Discussants:

Leïla Choukroune is Professor of International Law and Director of the University’s Initiative in Democratic Citizenship, University of Portsmouth (UK) and Co-Chair of the South Asian International Economic Law Network (SAIELN). Her research focuses on the interactions between international trade and investment law, human rights, development studies, jurisprudence and social theory. For the past 20 years, it is applied to the Global South in India, South Asia, China and East Africa in particular.

She has published around 100 scientific pieces globally including recently, Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law (2016), Exploring Indian Modernities (2018), and Handbook in International Investment Law and Policy (2019). She is the Editor of the Springer book series International Law and the Global Southand the Routledge book series in Human Rights, Citizenship and the Law . She is also Associate Editor of the Manchester Journal of International Economic Law and Member of the Editorial Boards of the leading peer reviewed Journals China Perspectives and Perspectives Chinoises. She regularly publishes in for global media and has given a large number of radio and TV interviews about her research and its impact.

Professor Leïla Choukroune holds a Doctorate in international law (suma cum laude – highest honour) from the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and is a qualified lawyer to the Paris Bar. She is fluent in French, English and Spanish, speaks Chinese and German and learns Hindi.

Amritananda Chakravorty completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women (2003), and LL.B. from Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (2006). She was awared the DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (2006-2007) for pursuing her LL.M. from the University of Warwick, UK. She has over a decade of litigation and advocacy experience and been a part of several landmark cases, including challenging the mandatory death penalty for drug offences, the anti-sodomy law, the practice of triple talaq, recognition of transgender rights, and challenging the exclusion of transgender persons from armed forces.

Sai Ramani Garimella is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies at South Asian University, New Delhi, India.

Ramani researches in Legal Theory constructs, especially in the post-modernist construct of legal indeterminacy. Her work in this space addresses the indeterminacy of law in the context of the identities-based violence against the marginalised. Her research in this space has appeared in the Journal of the Indian Law Institute. Her prior work profile includes a research assignment at the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore where she was engaged with projects related to identities-based exclusion including caste and gender.

Her other research interests include transnational private law and commercial law and international arbitration.

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