Drawing from the popular short story ‘Sultana’s Dream’ written in 1905 by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein, Sultana’s Reality takes a trip into history to explore the relationship between women and books in India. Following an Alice in Wonderland style adventure the story is stitched together with accounts of different women – who would rather nap than read, who were stoned in the streets for wearing shoes and carrying umbrellas, who read forbidden texts in secret at night, who read and then challenged the very ideas they read… and those who went on to write books – telling their story in their own words.
Apart from its European producers and a couple of technical staffers from France, Juze is a local production with Goan actors and crew and completed with the help of villagers — an achievement of sorts given the stark storyline at hand. In this presentation from ‘Juze’ team, we will hear their stories, their inspirations and the future of cinema as they would love to see. They will show us the background stills, clips of the film and talk about their struggle.
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