16 November 2020, 12:00 am
Leela in Kheriya (India)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions

(53 min; 2016; with English subtitles)
Director: Molly Kaushal
Produced by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

Leela in Kheriya is a feature length documentary film based on the Ramlila tradition of village Kheriya near Firozabad town, known for its glass and bangle factories. Kheriya Ramlila is one of the finest examples of India’s composite culture. The film portrays the eternal human quest for self-realization through an exploration of personal life histories of actors and residents of Kheriya, for whom the Ramlila stage becomes a site of healing and self-recovery.