The HOME cinema in Manchester is hosting a 'Not Just Bollywood' season with a special focus this year on the portrayal of caste in film.

The season of independent Indian cinema runs 11-30 September. 

It is the second edition of the season following the success of last year's inaugural event and will once again showcase Indian cinema away from the much-publicised Bollywood output.

The programme includes:

- Jai Bhim Comrade - portrait of the Dalit ("Untouchable") movement in India from celebrated documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.

- Tikli and Laxmi Bomb - directorial debut from Aditya Kripalani and based on his own novel, the film depicts the tragic lives of female sex workers in Mumbai who unite to defy a system controlled by men.

- The Hungry - a contemporary adaptation of Titus Andronicus - producer Kurban Kassam and up-and-coming British Asian actor Antonio Aakeel (Tomb Raider, Eaten by Lions) are attending for a live Q&A and available for interview.

- Kadvi Hawa - docu about the devastating impact of climate change on India's debt-ridden farmers.

- Masaan - winner of two awards at Cannes 2015, the film focusses on a lower caste boy in the ancient city of Varanasi 

- 35mm screening of Shekhar Kapur's masterpiece, Bandit Queen.

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