Travelling Film Southasia (TFSA) started with the first Film Southasia festival held in Kathmandu in September 1997. Since then, following each biennial ‘mother festival’, a selection of films is packaged and tours regionally and globally. Over the years the TFSA package has been screened in halls, cultural centres, classrooms and museums around the world. This mobile campaign to promote and popularise Southasian documentaries stops at more than 20 international venues between the parent FSA festivals that are held every two years in Kathmandu.
Film Southasia has selected 14 exceptional nonfiction productions of the last two years to create the Travelling Film Southasia 2022 (TFSA’22) package. The films have been selected from the 65 documentaries screened at FSA’22, held in Kathmandu from April 21th to 24th, 2022.
TFSA 2020 encapsulates the flavour of the Subcontinent with films from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Myanmar. The package includes the award winners at FSA 2022 as well as other films selected to showcase the variety, treatment and intensity that marks the world of Southasian documentaries. The running time for the entire package is approximately 12 and a half hours and can be screened easily over two days with discussions.
DIRECTOR: SUMATHY SIVMOHAN
Understanding place as history, memory, joy, adversity and struggle
DIRECTOR: MADHULIKA JALALI
Of longing, transience and memory – the story of a young Kashmiri Pandit woman finding her way home…
DIRECTOR: SAI KYAW KHAING
Street protests as they happened during the February 1 Myanmar coup