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Film Showing: Monday Tuesday Thursday
A non-fiction film set in an unassuming reception room of a government office in New Delhi, India, MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY is an ethnographic retelling of the everyday hustle of the ordinary public officers and the ordinary public the room brings together. The film follows the people, bureaucratic files, rumors, gossip, and boxes of sweets that move through the labyrinth of the ‘state’, in how it is imagined and experienced in the everyday. Reaching beyond black-box portrayals of bureaucracy, the film provokes critical reflection by drawing an intimate portrait of the everyday victories and failures, humor and anger, friendships and tensions between people and things that make and unmake the state.
The film is a project undertaken by ODID DPhil students Ikuno Naka and Garima Jaju.