Ladies Special Distribution
Director: Shaina Anand; Cinematographer: Tejal Shah
Duration: 00:08:15; Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1; Hue: 17.704; Saturation: 0.046; Lightness: 0.192; Volume: 0.372; Cuts per Minute: 17.908; Words per Minute: 36.662
Summary: Tellavision Mumbai is a documentation of one delicately poised edge of global conflict, a documentation of public action post September 11 in Mumbai. Rough cut of Train campaign called by Forum Against Oppression of Women, Akshara, Majlis, Awaaz e Niswaan, Women's Centre, Stree Sangam, Vacha;City based women’s voluntary organizations and NGOs distributing anti-war flyer's and siging songs in the Churchgate-Virar Ladies special train.
A group of women activists singing songs of solidarity and peace.
Come together and make a movement
Come on let's walk
Let us walk together my friend (3)
songs of solidarity and peace
Churchgate, October 16th. Women from various women's organisations hold an awareness drive on the Ladies Special Train to inform people about America's war in Afghanistan. They first gather at Churchgate station with pamphlets in hand. Greetings and smiles go around. Then, they get onto the train. Women against War. They explain to the women passengers who they are and start distributing pamphlets to them. And then start singing songs.
We are meeting after so long... we must hug eachother
Lady in ?--?: Hey what are you doing taking photos.
I'm shooting dear
What are you shooting?
Our ladies special
Women against War
What is this...?
One woman replies: We are from various women's organisations in Bombay. We are campaigning against the war.
Women singing: Let's wipe out the darkness of its politics... wipe out the darkness. Rent the skies with your voices of protest. This is a war for power... blow out the power.
Why are you waiting? You could be a storm gathering. (2)
Let's come together... shoulder to shoulder. Then we will be able to light a candle... remove the darkness of this politics. You are alive. You are alive. Believe in the triumph of life. If heaven exists, bring it down to the land. (3) Ahahah..hahaha..hahahaha.
Rent the skies with your voices of protest. This is a war for power... blow out the power.
mumbai suburban railway
war in afghanistan
war in afghanistan
women against war
Come in. Come in! (Laughing)
Here. Ey! Here.
Running to catch the train.
Many women are distributing pamphlets to others. One lady peeps through the small window and hands a pamphlet over to a lady sitting in a different compartment
Western Suburban Railway Line
So come sings songs about peace. Always sing the song of life. Believers of freedom are one. Black or white, we are one. We are all one, ... all one. We are struggling against injustice. We are all one, all one. The keepers of peace. We are one. The keepers of peace. We are one. We'll always keep the homelights lit.
Various shots of the women inside the compartment. Amidst the din, the women begin to sing a peace song
Our crops should sway always. Let's raise our hands and sing peace songs. Always sing the song of life.
Shots outside train compartment, of the road and the buildings. The sky is deep blue as the last rays of the fiery orange red sun struggle from behind a cloud fighting not to disappear beyond the horizon that is spotted with dimly lit apartment complexes and shops.
dimly lit apartment complexes
Let's kiss the colourful skies of peace. Hear... the land is singing and dancing. These four days of struggle. These days of strife. These days too will pass. And so have gone thousands of days. Come dress em up. Come make me beautiful. If there is a Heaven... bring it down to Earth. You're alive. You're alive.
The shot comes back inside the train, where the women are still singing their song of peace and solidarity. The pink purple sky outside is and and synchronises with the words of the song seamlessly. It comes back to the train compartment where women are still distributing pamphlets while they sing.
pink purple sky