Marching in the Dark

by Kinshuk Surjan

International Competition

Doc, Italian Premiere, First Film

(Netherlands, Belgium, India / 2024 / 111’)


Sanjivani is intent on providing a better existence for herself and her children after her farmer-husband’s suicide, one of thousands of suicides that occur each year in India's agricultural sector. The young woman struggles against a culture that traditionally abandons widows and joins a local support group for widows. Through shared stories of resilience and unexpected solidarity, Sanjivani finds her voice again and cautiously paves her way to the future.