Hazarika to launch Germany tour of lectures and film screenings April 16 in Berlin

Sanjoy Hazarika, Managing Trustee of C-NES, has been invited to give a series of talks in Germany and screen his latest film on conflicts and its impact on women in the North East. Prof. Hazarika, who also holds the Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair and is Director of rthe Centre for NE Studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, gives the first of the talks on Monday April 16 at the Heinrich Boll Foundation Headquarters followed by a screening of his latest documentary, ´A Measure of Impunity: the impact of conflict on women in Nagaland and Assam.´ The film is directed by Maulee Senapati. The screening will be preceded by the launch of a month-long exhibition of Kausiki Sarma´s powerful images of conflict and its repercussions; the photos formed a critical part of the Reoport released by foremr Home Secretary GK Pillai in Delhi last September. Later in the week, Hazarika travels to make presentations of the film at the Martin Luther University at Halle, the University of Leipzig, the Society for Indo-German Cooperation at Frankfurt before concluding at the South Asia Institute at the Uiversitz yof Heidelberg. Each presentation will be followed by an interactive session. This is the first time that such an extensive programme on the North-east is being organized by the Boll Foundation in Germany and it is also a rare occasion for the issues before the region to be discussed and presented in detail.

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