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Black pamphlets : a glimpse of democracy in practice through a chronicle of students' elections at the Delhi University / produced and directed by Nitin K.

By: Nitin, K [Producer, Director, Camera, Editor].
Contributor(s): Madheshia, Amit [Camera] | Khan, Imran [Editor, Sound].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New Delhi] : Under Construction, an initiative of Magic Lantern Foundation, 2007Description: 1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Youth -- India | Elections -- Students -- Delhi University -- India | Students -- Political activity. -- IndiaDDC classification: Online resources: Publisher description Summary: In the times of global consumerism and rising youth population, 'Black Pamphlets' penetrates into the process of democracy practiced in India through students' elections and exposes the rule of money and muscle in it. The film takes viewers into the green and chirpy campus of Delhi University, where more than eighty thousand students directly elect their representatives for the students union. Following the twelve-day election campaign, the film tries to find out the temper of youth and the mindset of student community in the neo-liberal democracy of India towards the process of election. The film also tries to initiate a parallel between real-life heroes of Indian freedom struggle who rose from their student-days, and the present generation of youth. It also questions whether those real-life heroes of the past hold any significance in the present day or have they become just fictional characters? The film finally questions if there is any space left for alternative ideas.
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In the times of global consumerism and rising youth population, 'Black Pamphlets' penetrates into the process of democracy practiced in India through students' elections and exposes the rule of money and muscle in it.

The film takes viewers into the green and chirpy campus of Delhi University, where more than eighty thousand students directly elect their representatives for the students union. Following the twelve-day election campaign, the film tries to find out the temper of youth and the mindset of student community in the neo-liberal democracy of India towards the process of election.

The film also tries to initiate a parallel between real-life heroes of Indian freedom struggle who rose from their student-days, and the present generation of youth. It also questions whether those real-life heroes of the past hold any significance in the present day or have they become just fictional characters? The film finally questions if there is any space left for alternative ideas.

Hindi, English (with English subtitles).

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