LJA Events

EVENT OVER 30 Apr 2024

Thirty-five people participated in the discussion following the online screening of the film. Participants included lifetime activists, academics, media persons, those with interest in environmental issues, and activists of LJA

You can find a transcript of the discussion audio, edited only for clarity, at this link. (to be posted soon) 


Deja vu – where past meets future

directed by Bedbrata Pain

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Lokavidya Jan Andolan invites you to an online screening in a ZOOM meeting of the original English version of the documentary Deja Vu organized by the Citizens for Justice and Peace, from 4.00 PM – 7.00 PM on Tuesday, April 30 2024.

The film has a duration of about 70 minutes. The screening will be immediately followed by an online discussion amongst the viewers.

As you may be aware, there is a limit set by ZOOM on the total number of participants. Hence, if you are interested in joining the screening event kindly secure your place by registering for the event just now. Just fill out this google form and submit it.

We will send you by email the ZOOM access link for the screening before the event.

Please feel free to share this link with all those who you think may be interested in joining the screening.

Déjà vu – where past meets future, directed by national award-winning filmmaker and scientist Bedabrata Pain, was released recently. The movie title reflects the premonitions triggered by the infamous three farm laws put in place by an ordinance by the Modi government. Is it going to be a repeat of what was seen in US? In the documentary we can perceive the hope and expectations triggered by the massive farmers movement of 2020-21. The movement declared the laws as an attempt to “Imprison food” (in Corporate Chests) (अन्न को तिजोरी में बंद करना) and to “Market Hunger” (भूख का बाजार करना). The documentary film, shot during the Covid-19 pandemic, documents and depicts the devastating long-term consequences of similar enactments in US for farmers and family farming, farm debts and land control, farm-gate prices and storage, processing and marketing of farmers’ produce in the past four decades. Given the resurgence of the ongoing farmers movement and the hype of modern corporate agriculture that grips urban educated minds the film remains particularly pertinent today. And not the least because farmers are a very large part of the non-capitalist social formations – the Bahujan Samaj – of India.

Official write-up about the film Deja Vu

deja vu poster

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