https://www.kirrt.org/movies/landless Landless 2020-04-07 19:05:37 Landless is a narrative of issues faced by Dalits in their daily life, caste based discrimination in numerous ways being one them. It follows the story of the victims of atrocities like social boycott, communal attacks by Jatts (upper caste) in Punjab. Jasdeep Singh Blog post movies documentary landless randee maddoke

LANDLESS

DIRECTED BY: RANDEEP MADDOKE
DOCUMENTARY
1 Hour 10 Minutes

SYNOPSIS

Landless is a narrative of issues faced by Dalits in their daily life, caste based discrimination in numerous ways being one them. It follows the story of the victims of such atrocities like social boycott, communal attacks by Jatts (upper caste) in Punjab. 

Randeep Maddoke is a Punjab based concept photographer and documentary filmmaker, born and raised in the village Maddoke, Moga (Punjab). Randeep, an activist turned photographer, is known for his focus on the pains of the marginalised sections of society which are constantly subject to a systematic social exclusion.

He completed his studies from Government College of Arts, Chandigarh with specialization in Graphics (Printmaking). He documented the class struggle of Dalits in Punjab, Haryana, and Tamil Nadu to study the practice and effects of caste. In 2008 he went to Nepal to document the making of the democratic Republic out of the monarchical Nepal. Their too he located the threads of casteism and the resistance thereof. He made a documentary film Landless about caste based discrimination, communal violence in Punjab.

Notes

ਸੰਘਰਸ਼ ਦਾ ਸੱਦਾ ਦਿੰਦੀ ਦਸਤਾਵੇਜ਼ੀ ਫਿਲਮ ‘ਲੈਂਡਲੈੱਸ’

ਹਾਲ ਹੀ ਵਿਚ ਆਈ ਰਣਦੀਪ ਮੱਦੋਕੇ ਦੀ ਦਸਤਾਵੇਜ਼ੀ ਫ਼ਿਲਮ ‘ਲੈਂਡਲੈੱਸ’ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਬੇਜ਼ਮੀਨੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਦੀ ਗੱਲ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ ਹੈ। ਪਿਛਲੇ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਰਣਦੀਪ ਦੇ ਕੈਮਰੇ ਦੀ ਅੱਖ ਨੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਰਹਿਤਲ ਤੇ ਭੋਇੰ ਵਿਚ ਵਿਚਰਦੇ ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਕਿਰਦਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਫੜਿਆ ਹੈ ਜਿਹੜੇ ਸਦੀਆਂ ਤੋਂ ‘ਅਣਹੋਏ’ ਹਨ। ਉਹ ਇਸ ਫ਼ਿਲਮ ਰਾਹੀਂ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਖਸਲਤ ਅੱਗੇ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇ ‘ਅਣਹੋਏ’ ਹੋਣ ਦਾ ਸਵਾਲ ਪਾਉਂਦਾ ਹੈ।

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