The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) will be presenting the world premiere of Swords And Scepters: The Rani of Jhansi (USA) an epic period film set in India in 1850. The film follows the Rani as she becomes a growing symbol of Indian resistance and ultimately changes the shape of history. The film’s director, Swati Bhise will be in attendance for a discussion.


The screening time is scheduled  for Sunday, March 10, 2019 14:30 the running time is 113 minutes. Tickets for this screening can be obtained right here.

This epic dramatic narrative is set in India in 1850. Ruled by the British and the pernicious East India Company, discontent and rebellion stir amongst the Indian people. In the province of Jhansi, the Rani seeks peaceful solutions, but to no avail. As the British grow more aggressive, she has no choice but to fight for her kingdom becoming a powerful symbol of resistance. Gathering alliances, she must lead her people into a battle that will ultimately change the shape of history.

 The 14th annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF) celebrates the best of cinema created by women. #VIWFF is happening from March 5 - 10, 2019 at the VIFF's Vancity Theatre and is pleased to be screening 49 films from 19 different countries around the world including 18 local filmmakers! Check out the Official Selections film list here and the 2019 festival schedule here.

As well as film screenings, the festival offers a variety of ancillary programming including film panels, special guests, artist talks, workshops, pitch sessions, receptions, an awards gala and more.

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