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FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS - Virtual Screening + Q&A

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FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS Virtual Screening + LIVE Director Q&A. Experience an award-winning independent feature + interactive discussion.

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FREE FOR INDIE MEME MEMBERS - $5 for General Public

Includes a Post-Screening Q&A with director Ajitpal Singh

NOTE: This program is only available within the United States.

----- WHERE TO WATCH ---------------------------------------

The screening and Q&A will stream ON DEMAND, from Friday to Sunday evening, in our virtual village on Filmocracy. After securing your ticket,create a FILMOCRACY account using --the same email address -- as used to purchase your ticket. This will automatically connect your new account to the screening!

INDIE MEME MEMBERS - to access your free virtual ticket, click ENTER PROMO CODE before purchase and type your member email address as your Promo Code. This will reveal your free registration option.

---- ABOUT THE FILM ---------------------------------------------

FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS (dir. Ajitpal Singh)

India I 82 mins I Drama I 2020 I Hindi w/ English subtitles

In this award-winning feature debut, a mother toils to save money to build a road in a Himalayan village to take her wheelchair-bound son for physiotherapy but her husband, who believes that a shamanic ritual is the true remedy, sabotages her plans.

---- REVIEWS & FESTIVALS--------------------------------------------

FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. It went on to critical acclaim and a flourishing festival run, including serving as the Opening Night Selection at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and the Closing Night Selection at the New York Indian Film Festival. The film won best WIP project at 2019 Film Bazaar's Work-In-Progress Lab and was part of Cannes 2020 Marche Du Films.

"Fire in the Mountains is a film of startling beauty. Through the snapshot of one family, struggling to stay afloat, director Ajitpal Singh constructs a strident critique of globalized India." - Anupoma Chopra, Film Companion

"Singh displays a Nuri Bilge Ceylan- level authenticity in his visual, unhurried portrayal of rural life. " - Variety

"FITM is like Pather Panchali in the age of AirBnB and TikTok." - Indiewire

---- ABOUT THE ARTIST ---------------------------------------------

Ajitpal Singh is a self-taught filmmaker living in Mumbai. Born in Punjab, Singh was 8 years old when his father ran a cinema hall in Bathinda which suffered huge losses and was shut down during insurgency. His family moved to Ahmedabad where his father took up a job of a security guard. Ajitpal grew up in a ghetto amidst poverty and violence and he faced discrimination due to anti Sikh sentiments in India at that time.

After studying chemistry, theatre, and photography, he chose filmmaking as his calling. Ajitpal's first screenplay was part of Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2012 where it won the Sundance Grant. His mentors included Oscar winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy ) and Oscar Nominated screenwriter, Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, Babel ).

He built his career writing dialogues for Once Again (Netflix), working as an associate director for Gurgaon (Netflix), assistant directing for Patang (Berlinale), and directing several award-winning short films. He also served as a field producer and researcher for 16 documentaries.

His greatest passions are writing, reading, cooking, cycling, and traveling. He commutes by bicycle in Mumbai and uses an old-fashioned Nokia phone. FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS is his feature debut.

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A 501c(3) non-profit, Indie Meme.Org's mission is to promote socially relevant independent cinema from South Asia, in an effort to influence social and cultural awareness and consciousness, and encourage and facilitate dialogue.
 

Indie Meme engages, educates, entertains, and brings together different communities to promote cross-cultural understanding and build a globally conscious community. 

 

We offer screenings of carefully curated independent cinema – feature, documentaries, short films, etc. from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan,Nepal, Bhutan, Iran) 

Our aim is also to connect the audience with the makers of the films and celebrate them for their creative genius. 

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