Independent Cinema: August 2023

Date(s) - 18/08/2023
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm


By projecting independent film screenings, Alliance Française de Delhi in collaboration with Aravali International Film Festival demonstrates its commitment to promoting artistic expression, cultural diversity, and providing a platform for emerging talents. Through its dedication to showcasing unique and thought-provoking films, the institution contributes to the growth and appreciation of independent cinema within its community and beyond.

Date: Friday, 18th August 2023

Time: 6 pm

1. BAGHEERA: Indian film Directed by Chris Watson.

Duration: 19 minutes.

Synopsis: Set on the unruly outskirts of Mumbai, Bagheera is the determined leader of an Indian Girl Scout troop, teaching her girls everything from first aid to snake handling. After a troop meeting one evening, Bagheera is abducted by a brutal assailant, Kaka (Uncle). He drives her to a run-down dairy, dumps her in an electrified cage and a twisted psychological battle ensues. However, Bagheera is named after the Black Panther of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book and when the Empress of the Jungle is forced to take out her claws, things don’t go well for her opponents. Using her scouting skills, Bagheera outwits Kaka and exacts a scorching retribution. Highlighting the vulnerability of women in societies across the world, Bagheera reminds us that bravery and resourcefulness are powerful tools.


 French film directed by Loïc Guinebault

Duration: 10 minutes.

Synopsis: Migrants roam the Mediterranean in a canoe and one runs aground on the beach. A man regularly comes to the beach where the migrant is stranded and he ignores him. This film presents the difficulty of migrants coming to Europe by boat and once in our countries, they are dehumanized by the people who pass by in the street and who do not even look at them, they are ignored.

3. 9 Days:

Directed by  Yuddvir Bakolia

Duration:18 minutes

Synopsis: Ajay, a simple guy, loses his wife in a car accident and devotes his life to bringing up his 7-year-old disobedient son. Ajay had been suffering from a complex and took a drastic step one night.