Persistence Resistance at NID (2010)

Hope31A festival of contemporary political films

Organised by Magic Lantern Foundation and hosted by the Film and Video Communication Department, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Dates: 30 & 31 January 2010

Venue: Auditorium, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Time : 10.30 am to 5.30 pm

The Film and Video Communication Department of the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad and Magic Lantern Foundation jointly organised the ‘South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival’, a two-day mini-fest at the NID Campus, showing selected films from the Persistence Resistance festival package. The festival screened 11 films, all of which are distributed by Under Construction, Magic Lantern’s distribution initiative. Filmmakers Supriyo Sen and Kavita Joshi attended the festival and interacted with the audience, especially students of NID.



TimeFilm & ProgrammeDirectorCountryDurationSynopsis
10:30Cosmopolis: Two Tales of a CityParomita VohraIndia13Two short tales wonder about the idea of Bombay as a great cosmopolis, while examining its divisions of class, language and food.
10:45RewindAtul TaisheteIndia9One likely heist – two untamed bullets – three good friends.
11:00Hope Dies Last in WarSupriyo SenIndia8054 prisoners of the Indo-Pak war never came home. As their families still wait, they walk the tragic tightrope between hope and despair.
12:30Discussion with filmmaker
13:00Lunch for motionAnirban DattaIndia59This film is the filmmaker's journey through the alleys of development, cutting across multi ethno-cultural routes, tracing the disconnect, what lies behind the information hole.
15:30Notes on Man CaptureNandini BediIndia43A film about Ratmi's marriage, the Garo tradition of Ôman captureÕ and the players behind the event.
16:15Every Good Marriage Begins With TearsSimon ChambersUK60Two feisty and rebellious London Bangladeshi sisters go 'back home' against their will for arranged marriages.


TimeFilm & ProgrammeDirectorCountryDuration (min)Synopsis
10:30BilalSourav SarangiIndia88Bilal – story of a little boy growing up with blind parents.
12:00Out of Thin AirSamreen Farooqui and Shabani HassanwaliaIndia49The story of Ladakh, not through the postcards that tourists often see, but through a subterranean, local film movement that has become a voice of the people.
14:00Face Like a ManR. V. RamaniIndia30Nine painters try and express their preoccupations, in their canvas. The filmmaker, with his own preoccupation, strikes a relation.
14:30Tales from the MarginsKavita JoshiIndia23The grim human rights situation in Manipur and the extraordinary protests by its womenfolk for justice and peace.
Discussion with Filmmaker
16:00View From a Grain of SandMeena NanjiUSA82Three Afghan women try to rebuild their lives in Afghanistan's "new era" now that no one is paying attention to the woman question.

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