A Night of Knowing Nothing

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A Night of Knowing Nothing

In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with student protest videos to tell the story of L, a student at the Film and Television Institute of India, writing to her estranged lover while he is away. Gradually, we’re immersed in the drastic changes taking place at the school and in the lives of young people across the country. A Night Of Knowing Nothing is a vital tapestry of the personal and the political, an essential document of contemporary India and a nostalgic look at youth fighting the injustice of their time.

"An intoxicating love letter to the cinema of resistance"
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies
"Lyrical [and] dreamlike"
Aparita Bhandari, Globe and Mail
"Love for the moving image – and love for artistic creativity – marches hand in hand with the fight for political freedom"
Phuong Le, Guardian

This film is part of the Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action series.

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