Voices from the Ruins: Kandhamal in Search of Justice is the latest documentary by the renowned activist and film maker KP Sasi, based on gruesome anti-Christian riots that took place in Kandhamal, Odisha. This documentary raises some burning questions about the social reality of the present times, the naked reality of the oppression that the Adivasis, Dalits and converted Christians face in Kandhamal district of Odisha. The message of this documentary should help open the eyes of all democratic and progressive forces to this social reality.
Starring Tanmay Dhanania, Trimala Adhikari and Satarupa Das, Q’s ‘Garbage’ saw its World Premiere at the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival, 2018, and its US Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, 2018. It is now lined up for its Asian Premiere at the Bucheon International Film Festival, South Korea, and a screening at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Artist Orijit Sen will explain his installation “Mapping Mapusa Market” which was recently displayed at the Serendipity Arts Festival in Panjim. This graphic narration explores the social, cultural and economic place that the market holds for the people of Goa and its visitors. In an interview Orijit said: “To me markets are really interesting, because there is … Continue reading Mapping Mapusa Market | Orijit Sen|March 19th, 8 pm|6 Assagao
Dhruv Jani will present on Somewhere, an interactive fiction set in a mythical city called Kayamgadh in colonial India. Here, the reader is allowed to form their own engagements, while navigating and interrogating notions of spatial, literary, and colonial history. Avik will present a stop-motion short film, and Madhuja, sketches for a graphic novel—both based on the … Continue reading Afterthoughts of the Novel – An Evening of Presentations | 6 Assagao, March 5th, 2018| India Foundation for Arts
A film and interaction by Anjali Bombay Monteiro and KP Bombay Jayasankar Kutchi and Hindi with English subtitles, 62 Mins, 2017 School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. A Delicate Weave, set in Kachchh, Gujarat, India, traces four different musical journeys, all converging in the ways they affirm religious diversity, … Continue reading Screening and Interaction | A Delicate Weave| March 26th, 7 pm, 6 Assagao
In 2017, as Adani pushed ahead with their plans, the #StopAdani movement rose to meet them! Now there are more than 35 organisations in the Stop Adani Alliance.
Ghya Chang Fou is a dark political satire which identifies itself as an alternative underground film. The film has been made without any support from the mainstream industry and thus in many ways it belongs to the domain of independent film making practice. The film consciously avoids the glossy look. Instead, it explores with raw and dark images which adds novelty to the film. Ghya-chang-fou literally means ‘suddenly beheading’ in Bengali. it features thirteen unnamed people gathering in a mansion filled with archaic objects to celebrate what appears to be a communist revolution. Nothing seems real, roads open up to improbable places, places lead to impossible elevators, elevators lift people to unconvincing roads. Bacchanalian spirit steadily overtakes the initial deadpan seriousness. The encore of celebration sounds delusionary as the drunken conversation about communism, about its methods and means, about it intricate turns through history degenerates to bourgeois nonsense and decadence leading to absurd rifts, comic conflicts, unleashed orgies and debauchery. A gun is shot, somebody is hit, he party goes haywire, people leave for nowhere, leaving a young couple in the desolate building as either successors or survivors. Do they succeed? Do they survive? The blackest comedy from Bengal takes a strange turn; the Bengali Leftist head hardly remains firm where it should have been.