Rails, Jails, & Trolleys
Rails, Jails and Trolleys is a South Asian Studies Institute documentary that takes you through the pre-history and the present-day of the decline of agriculture in India and the response to three agricultural bills passed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2020 which had struck ‘the largest farmers protest in human history.’
Written and Directed: Henna Mann
Cinematography from BC, Canada: Henna Mann
Editor: Henna Mann
Cinematography from Delhi, India: Naveen Kumar
Cinematography from December 9th, 2021: JK Photography
Photography from Delhi, India: Himanshu Dua
The film documents history’s largest farmers’ protest and the Canadian diaspora’s response to it. This ground breaking documentary captures the electric ethos of a protest that received international attention and the resounding response by Canadians to the movement.
A full year in the making the film tells the story of why and how the farmers’ movement ignited a nation, and youth, women and men from all over the world.
Directed by young filmmaker Ms. Henna Mann and produced by the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, this film is a “must see” event in BC for the summer of 2022.
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