Portraits

Directed by Dr Bijukumar Damodatran

Cast: Prakash Bare, Sajitha Madathil, Uma K.P

The Portraits is a collection of six cinematic sketches that depict the various means by which fascist governments tries to silence its own people. The state hunting down its citizens suspected of political and Maoist links, suppression of people’s struggles against ecocide, mechanization and labour strikes, people’s counter-attacks against state-sponsored violence, the state imposing a new type of obedience on its people in the wake of a new epidemic that causes its victims to go into a state of slumber; these are the six cinematic portraits that make up this collection.