The second edition of Kolkata People’s Film Festival (KPFF) that is due to begin on January 22 will showcase films and documentaries portraying the common man’s resistance to fascism and the fight against gender violence.

Cinema of Resistance is the film society of New York’s Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. KPFF is also the 44th edition of the Cinema of Resistance festival and is centered on people’s culture with people’s support.

The festival to be held from January 22 to January 24  will pay homage to famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Sahitya Akademi awardee known for his radical left and anti-establishment views and championing of the marginalized urban milieu.

As many as 18 films and documentaries will be screened, spanning sections like Tributes, New Indian Feature, New Indian Documentary, Documentary Classic and Feature Classic.

Prominent shows include Nagraj Manjule’s Fandry, Deepa Dhanraj’s Invoking Justice, Ajay T.G.’s First Cry, Goutam Ghose’s Hungry Autumn and renowned documentary maker Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bheem Comrade.

Aditionally, thought-provoking discussions on Our Nationhood Redefined, Faces of Fascism and Class, Caste, Gender and Cinema’will see human rights activists, filmmakers such as Binayak Sen, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Samik Bandyopadhyay, Vidyarthy Chatterjee and Biren Das Sharma as participants.

Organised by Jan Sanskriti Manch and People’s Film Collective (Kolkata), the event will be held at the Jadavpur University campus.