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Up Down & Sideways (Kho Ki Pa Lu) (U*)

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

A still from Up Down Sideways

Up Down & Sideways is a stunningly beautiful ethnographic portrait of a community of rice cultivators and their memories of love and loss created from working together on the fields.

Close to the India-Myanmar border is the village of Phek in Nagaland.  Nearly all of its 5000 inhabitants grow rice for their own consumption. As they work in the fields the men and women sing together and as the seasons change so does the music, becoming increasingly hypnotic.

The songs have been passed down for generations and tell stories of the land, love and the concerns of everyday life in an area that for many years has been troubled by political unrest.


India 2017 Dir Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar 83 min

Chokri with English Subtitles

* = This film has been locally classified by the City of London Corporation

The UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival rocks up for its ninth year with an entertaining and thought provoking line-up of independent films that offer a rare window into a billion South Asian lives in the sub-continent right now.

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