Other Worlds are Breathing 2004

In January 2004, Magic Lantern Foundation organised Other Worlds Are Breathing, a four-day film festival for the World Social Forum, in Mumbai. In this festival, 84 documentaries from all over the world on the dominant themes of the forum were screened to packed audiences.

Films such as The Corporation, War and Peace, Words on Water and Seeing is Believing, to name only a few, were some of the highlights of the film festival.

The festival, apart from generating a lot of energy and encouragement to have similar events in future, has also put Magic Lantern in touch with a large number of filmmakers from all over the world, who are excited about making their films available to viewers in India.

A collection of films from this festival has travelled to many parts of India, such as Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and in cities like New Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. The films were also screened by groups in Thailand, Germany, Italy and USA.

The Sections

The Global Market

FilmDirectorCountry
Diverted to DelhiGregory StittAustralia
Dumpster DiversPhoebe HartAustralia
Globalisation: Violence or DialoguePatrice BaratFrance
I am a RebelVincent MoloiSouth Africa
Inheritance- A fisherman’s StoryPeter HegedusAustralia/Hungary
KaippuneeruP. Baburaj and C. SarathchandranIndia
Kilometer ZeroHoonkyu LeeKorea
Making a Killing: Philip Morris, Kraft and Global Tobacco AddictionKelly Anderson and Tami GoldUSA
Patents or Patients?Joost De HaasNetherlands
The CorporationMark Achbar & Jennifer AbbotCanada
The Leech And The EarthWormMarc Silver and Max PughUK/USA
The Order- Rahan JaljillaHarakka TimoFinland
Trinkets & BeadsChristopher WalkerUSA
Voces ArgentinasZoe Young and Dylan HowittUK/Argentina

A World at War

FilmDirectorCountry
De Stand Van De ZonLeonard Retel HelmrichNetherlands
Downwind: Depleted Uranium Weapons in the Age of Virtual WarJawad MetniUSA
Fi Shabaket El AnkabootHanna MuslehPalestine
Holiday campJennifor Lyons – Reid, Thorsten Black, Carl KuddellAustralia
In Whose Interest?David KaplowitzUK
Jang Aur AmanAnand PatwardhanIndia
Jeremy Hardy vs The Israeli ArmyLeila SansourUK/Palestine
LBJSantiago AlvarezCuba
Not in My NameTonny BennUK/Afghanistan
Not in My Name II – The Human ShieldsMarcus ReltonIraq/UK
On the BusesZoe YoungUK
Papa 2Gopal MenonIndia
Skrivene RaneMilorad Ivanovic and Stanka MacesicSerbia and Montenegro
The Fourth World WarJacqueline Soohen and Richard RowleyPalestine, South Africa, Korea, Iraq, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, USA
The Killing ZoneJoe BrewsterUSA/Ghana

A World of Work and Survival

FilmDirectorCountry
Hack WorkersFurkat YakvalkhodzhaevUzbekistan
Live ContainersOrzu SharipovTajikistan
Porobashi Mon AmarYasmine KabirBangladesh
Say I DoArlene AmiCanada
Silk and IronN.S.NyeThailand
Sunder NagriRahul RoyIndia
Tales of the Night FairiesShohini GhoshIndia
The Story of SujaK. M. MadhusudhananIndia
Tomorrow Will Be BetterMonica JuozapaviciuteLithuania

Life, Politics and Struggle

FilmDirectorCountry
Aftershocks : The Rough Guide to DemocracyRakesh SharmaIndia
Anjavva Nenu, Nene AnjavvaGautam SontiIndia
O Tempo de um ProtestoCarola Mittrany and Helena KlangBrazil
Power: Feminine GenderNina Rudik and Vlad GelloUkraine
The Shoeshine PresidentDylan Howitt, Jesse Sklair, Gibby ZobelBrazil

The World, Abused 1

FilmDirectorCountry
BhaileAjay NoronhaIndia
Blanco es Mi Pelo, Negra es Mi PielMarina OchoaCuba
Born at HomeSameera JainIndia
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard RustinBennett Singer and Nancy KatesUSA
Gujarat: A Laboratory of Hindu RashtraSuma JossonIndia
Resilient RhythmsGopal MenonIndia
The Men In The TreeLalit VachaniIndia

The World, Abused 2

FilmDirectorCountry
Choropampa, El Precio del OroErnesto Cabellos and Stephanie BoydPeru
Harvesting HungerKrishnendu BoseIndia
Ragi Kanako Bonga BuruShriprakashIndia
Suits and Savages- Why the World Bank WonÕt Save the WorldZoe Young and Dylan HowittUK
Under the Sun: The Transient Fisherfolk of JambudwipRita BanerjiIndia
Vikas Bandook Ke Naal SeBiju Toppo and MeghnathIndia
WaysRomi KaplanIsrael
Words on WaterSanjay KakIndia

The Woman’s World

FilmDirectorCountry
Da Zhowand Merman Ð SwaraSamar MinallahPakistan
Die Helfer und die FrauenKarin JurschickGermany
JabÕr ki Shadi Ð Vilayat MeinBeena SarwarPakistan
Narrow Is The GateKersti UiboEstonia
Search for Freedom: A Story About Four Afghan WomenMunizae JahangirPakistan/USA
The War is Over, Why Are You Still there?Austin Women in BlackUSA
Unlimited GirlsParomita VohraIndia
Wishing for Seven Sons and One DaughterAli-Isa DjabbarovAzerbaijan
WomenÕs struggle for Freedom in IraqLiz Miller and Jennifer FasuloUSA

Identities

FilmDirectorCountry
A Womb Of OneÕs OwnGun HolstromFinland
Body: A WomenÕs DefinitionSharon PellerinUSA
Gender TroubleRoz MortimerUK
P(L)AIN TRUTHIlpoh PohjolaFinland
Tedhi LakirAmit Sharma, Aparna Sanyal, AnurimaIndia

Culture/Resistance

FilmDirectorCountry
Itihaas Jitneharuka LaagiPranay LimbuNepal
Michael Jackson Comes To ManikGanjNupur BasuIndia
Planeta Alemania Ð Observations From InvisibilityDogfilm and Campa–erasGermany
Resistancia :Hip Hop in ColombiaTom FeilingUK/Colombia
Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and The NewsPeter Wintonick and Katerina CizekCanada
The Snake BoyMichelle ChenChina

Other Worlds are Breathing

FilmDirectorCountry
A Night of PhrophecyAmar KanwarIndia
An Evergreen IslandAmanda King & Fabio CavadiniAustralia
Karen Education SurvivingScott O'Brien and Saw Eh Do WahBurma
NaataAnjali Monteiro & K. P. JayasankarIndia
NowSantiago AlvarezCuba
Red Butterflies Where Two Springs MergeGaukhar Sydykova and Dilia RuzievaKyrgyzstan

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