Film screening and debate

Wednesday 08 November 2017, 18:30 - 21:00

An Insignificant Man

With the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy

Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the complacent and corrupt status quo of Indian politics as the head of the Common Man’s Party. Shot over two years, the film offers a unique insight into the fledgling political party’s battle between survival and extinction in the largest democracy in the world. It follows activists, politicians, and academics as they navigate the absurdities, trials, and chaos of Indian politics. Capturing moments of triumph and despair, the film is a moving cinematic journey through the narrow lanes of Delhi’s slums to the closed corridors of political power.

An Insignificant Man (2016, 95 minutes, Hindi/English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Sebastien Brack, Senior political officer, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Deval Desai, Post-doctoral research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
  • Christine Lutringer, Senior research fellow, Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy (moderator)

Entry is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organised with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy as part of Geneva Peace Week.

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