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pr2009 logo-w-shadowA Festival of Contemporary Political Films

 

Organised by Film & Television Institute of India
and Magic Lantern Foundation

Dates: 15, 16 & 17 September 2009
Venue: FTII, Law College Road, Pune 411001


Schedule: Preview Theatre

15 September 2009: Tuesday


TimeFilm & ProgrammeDirectorCountryDurationFilm Synopsis
10:30 to 13:30Open Forum
Independent Cinema in the Globalized world: Challenges & Possibilities
14:15 to 17:45ML 05 B 6055Frame Works CollectiveIndia38A biographical portrait of a bus that is the life line between villages of East-Khasi Hills and the city of Shillong in Meghalaya
In the Forest Hangs a BridgeSanjay KakIndia39A film about the building of a thousand foot suspension bridge of cane and bamboo in India's north-east, an evocation of the tribal community that makes it possible, and a reflection on the strength_and fragility_of the idea of community.
We Corner PeopleKesang TsetenNepal50When a trail bridge comes to far-flung mountain home of the 'corner people'.
Death Life EtcArghya BasuIndia83A chronicle of the passage of seasons over scattered habitations tucked amidst Himalayan frontiers between India and Tibet, mapped by historic facts and fantastic tales.
18:00 to 20:15Machhendranath: on the road with the red godKesang TsetenNepal52The spectacular chariot jatra of Kathmandu's Rato Machhendranath _ a gritty arena for conflict and contestation.
.In for motionAnirban DattaIndia59Like a road movie along the information superhighway, .In for Motion investigates recent innovations in IT in India.
SarpatAbhay Tiwari18An urban couple has a car breakdown on a desolate road. They go looking for some help and in the middle of the dense jungle they have an encounter with a village woman.
RewindAtul TaisheteIndia9One likely heist Ð two untamed bullets Ð three good friends.

16 September 2009: Wednesday


TimeFilm & ProgrammeDirectorCountryDurationFilm Synopsis
10:30 to 13:30Open Forum
The Cinematic Subject : Gaze, Voyeurism & Eco-Political Legitimacy
14:15 to 18:15Jashn-e-Azadi: How we Celebrate Freedom

(with 10 min intermission)
Sanjay KakIndia139From Kashmir, a provocative look at Indian democracy; a reflection on power, resistance and "freedom's terrible thirst".
Hawa Mahal Vipin VijayIndia60Hawa Mahal, video on the holy little box, the radio.
Through the Window R. V. RamaniIndia30A painter and a filmmaker. A dialogue of non-figuration and abstraction with the painter vis-a-vis filmmaking.
18:30 to 19:45Word within the word Rajula ShahIndia74The "wretched of the earth" hold fast the spirit of Bhakti, the Word resonating in and with their lives. As they sing the poetry of Kabir and Gorakhnath they embody, far beyond the scope of any intellectual resolve, a refusal to die, a bid to seize eternity from historic annihilation.

17 September 2009: Thursday


TimeFilm & ProgrammeDirectorCountryDurationFilm Synopsis
10:30 to 13:30Open Forum
Reality & re-presentation : Responsibilities / Scripting for the "real" or anticipating the future
14:30 to 18:00Scribbles on Akka Madhusree DuttaIndia57A musical documentary on the 12th century saint-poet Mahadevi Akka.
Hot Off the Press Bishakha DattaIndia31"Khabar Lahariya", published every fortnight from a small town in Uttar PradeshÍs Chitrakoot district, covers all the news that mainstream media forgot.
A Day in the Life of Ponga Pandit Sanjay Maharishi & Sudhanva DeshpandeIndia23A performance that no one saw in response to an attack that barely happened . . .
Pretty Dyana Boris MiticSerbia43Gypsy refugees in a Belgrade suburb make a living by transforming Citroen's classic 2CV and Dyana cars into Mad Max-like recycling vehicles. But the police doesnÍt always find these strange vehicles funny...
Nima Timba Sherpa Margriet JansenThe Netherlands53A Sherpa, climbs for the umpteenth time one of the highest Himalayan summits. But all eyes are on the Western ñheroesî and their first attempts.
18:15 to 17:50Unlimited Girls: A Fearless Tale of Feminism Paromita VohraIndia94A Fearless tale of Feminism; an exploration of engagements with feminism in contemporary urban India.

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