Amongst a plethora of cultural conundrums comes Q’s fantasy adaptation of Tagore’s Tasher Desh. While Tagore’s allegorical drama hoped to propel the cause of revolution and bring forth institutional change, Q’s adaptation has often been referred to as “Tagore on acid”.
‘One Day on Earth’ is the first film made in every country of the world on the same day. We see both the challenges and hopes of humanity from a diverse group of volunteer filmmakers assembled by an participatory media experiment. The world is greatly interconnected, enormous, perilous, and wonderful. Written by Kyle Ruddick.
Film HOME, is a beautifully shot panorama of the Earth and the damage done to it by modern humanity. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth.
We will be screening Stalin K’s revealing documentary on caste issues – ‘ India Untouched’. He will address the audience after the show.
‘You Don’t Belong’ traces the journey of a song from the margins into the urban ‘popular’ mainstream which is placed in the larger narratives of myth and memory, folk and copyright, home and migration, writer and composer. Disparate artists are bound together in this film in the quest for the elusive author of the song “Laal Pahari”.
Amruta Patil will be sharing images from her new graphic novel Sauptik: Blood and Flowers and will talk about stories and art, warriors and lovers, hermaphrodite dancers, blood and flower metaphors, un-gendering mythology…and what it means to gestate everyone’s story in one standard-edition body.
Pankaj Sekhsaria is a member of the environmental action group, Kalpavriksh where he works on issues of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and also edits the bi-monthly newsletter, the Protected Area Update. He is a freelance journalist, photographer and author, most recently, of The Last Wave – an island novel, a story based in the Andaman Islands.