Delhi Premiere of '18 Feet' - Kriti Film Club specials@IHC

Kriti Film Club invites you for its monthly special screening of music based documentaries this October 2016, followed by a discussion with the film maker.


18 Feet 
(Malayalam with Eng subtitles/ 2015/ 77mins) 
Dir. Renjith Kuzhur 
NFDC

Date: 6th October 2016
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, 
Lodi Road, New Delhi

(nearest metro JLN stadium, Jor Bagh and Khan market)

About the film: The 18 feet symbolizes the sacred distance that the Dalits were made to maintain to ensure the purity of the upper castes. An indigenous band from downtown Kerala, 'Karinthalakoottam', propagates the music of the soul and connects people with a firm resolve. A public bus conductor is behind the exuberant squad inspiring people to break free from the shackles of caste discrimination.

About the film maker: Renjith kuzhur born in1982, hailing from Kerala, South India made his debut as a director through his film "18 feet".For this film he has won Kerala State Award for best director (documentary) in 2015 and best editor award at Mumbai International Film Festival 2016. He graduated from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, and is specialized in Film editing. Prior to this he was a part of the television Industry in Mumbai. He has also edited several documentaries and feature films. After graduating from the institute he entered the Malayalam film industry of South India. His achievements as an editor includes, the diploma film won the best film award at the National Students Film festival in the year 2014 and Kapila won the national award in 2015. His other works as an editor were screened at film festivals like Munich Film festival, International student video and Film Festival Beijing, International Film Festival of India, International Film Festival of Kolkata, Mumbai International film Festival, Visions du reel, Switzerland and international Short and Documentary Film Festival of Kerala.

About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access space for documentary films. We have been screening documentaries every month (sometimes more) since the year 2000!

Open for All.

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Note: Online and onsite contributions are welcome to continue this independent initiative by the Kriti team.

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11th Annual International Peace Day Festival | 21 September 2016 | New Delhi

11th Annual International Peace Day Festival: Interpretations of Peace and Conflict  
a Kriti team initiative

An eclectic evening featuring multi-media articulations of peace. Film, Poetry, Performance, Discussion, Music and Art. Celebrating the International Day of Peace.

21st September, 7 pm onwards
Amaltas, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Programme
We recite and resist…Peace Poetry 
Peace and Us by Indu Prakash Singh
Peace, Harmony and Dreams by Shruti Batra
We engage…Interpretations on Peace and Conflict
Peace journies from within and across the borders
by Devika Mittal

…AFSPA and Armed Conflict in Manipur
by Rojesh Seram
We experience…
Mindfullness and Peace
by Samarth Sharma and All of Us
We perform and challenge…
Parichay and Peace
by Shapno Ekhon (Dream Now)
Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Abridged version)
by Mandala

Antar Sambandh 
by Sansaptak Natya
We sing and echoe…
Sounds of Peace
by Ashish Dha
Students from communities and colleges
We express and support….
Interactive spaces for peace
We believe….Share your perspective and make a peace footprint!

ALL OF US!

Come and spend an evening in and with peace with friends, family, colleagues and more. If you want to share a peace expression, we will have an open house during the festival for any impromptu sharing.

Co-create, Collaborate, Co-participate
Make a peace footprint this September

Notes:
This is an independently initiated event! Contributions are requested/ welcome to our Peace Day 'Gullaq' in cash or kind from those who would like to make a peace imprint for this day! We can organise some refreshments and some peace gestures for participants with it. Please write to space.kriti@gmail.com if you would like to support the festival.

Thanks to Habitat World for the venue support.

The Kriti team has been organising a Peace Day festival since 2006 at different venues real and virtual. We believe that such days provide an opportunity for different others to connect, engage, learn and share. We look at our festivals as steps in public education for social change!

http://krititeam,blogspot.com
www.krititeam.org
www.doculive.in

011-26027845/ 26033088
space.kriti@gmail.com
Open for All

11th Annual International Peace Day Festival | 21 September 2016 | New Delhi

11th Annual International Peace Day Festival: Interpretations of Peace and Conflict  
a Kriti team initiative

An eclectic evening featuring multi-media articulations of peace. Film, Poetry, Performance, Discussion, Music and Art. Celebrating the International Day of Peace.

21st September, 7 pm onwards
Amaltas, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Programme
We recite and resist…Peace Poetry 
Peace and Us by Indu Prakash Singh
Peace, Harmony and Dreams by Shruti Batra
We engage…Interpretations on Peace and Conflict
Peace journies from within and across the borders
by Devika Mittal

…Repeal AFSPA
Speakers (tbc)
We experience…
Mindfullness and Peace
by Samarth Sharma and All of Us
We perform and challenge…
Parichay and Peace
by Shapno Ekhon (Dream Now)
Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Abridged version)
by Mandala

Antar Sambandh 
by Sansaptak Natya
We sing and echoe…
Sounds of Peace
by Ashish Dha
Students from communities and colleges
We express and support….
Interactive spaces for peace
We believe….Share your perspective and make a peace footprint!

ALL OF US!

Come and spend an evening in and with peace with friends, family, colleagues and more. If you want to share a peace expression, we will have an open house during the festival for any impromptu sharing.

Co-create, Collaborate, Co-participate
Make a peace footprint this September

Notes:
This is an independently initiated event! Contributions are requested/ welcome to our Peace Day 'Gullaq' in cash or kind from those who would like to make a peace imprint for this day! We can organise some refreshments and some peace gestures for participants with it. Please write to space.kriti@gmail.com if you would like to support the festival.

Thanks to Habitat World for the venue support.

The Kriti team has been organising a Peace Day festival since 2006 at different venues real and virtual. We believe that such days provide an opportunity for different others to connect, engage, learn and share. We look at our festivals as steps in public education for social change!

http://krititeam,blogspot.com
www.krititeam.org
www.doculive.in

011-26027845/ 26033088
space.kriti@gmail.com
Open for All

11th Annual International Peace Day Festival | 21 September 2016 | New Delhi

11th Annual International Peace Day Festival: Interpretations of Peace and Conflict  
a Kriti team initiative

An eclectic evening featuring multi-media articulations of peace. Film, Poetry, Performance, Discussion, Music and Art. Celebrating the International Day of Peace.

21st September, 7 pm onwards
Amaltas, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Programme
We recite and resist…Peace Poetry 
Peace and Us by Indu Prakash Singh
Peace, Harmony and Dreams by Shruti Batra
We engage…Interpretations on Peace and Conflict
Peace journies from within and across the borders
by Devika Mittal

…Repeal AFSPA
Speakers (tbc)
We experience…
Mindfullness and Peace
by Samarth Sharma and All of Us
We perform and challenge…
Parichay and Peace
by Shapno Ekhon (Dream Now)
Bharat Mata Ki Jai (Abridged version)
by Mandala

Antar Sambandh 
by Sansaptak Natya
We sing and echoe…
Sounds of Peace
by Ashish Dha
Students from communities and colleges
We express and support….
Interactive spaces for peace
We believe….Share your perspective and make a peace footprint!

ALL OF US!

Come and spend an evening in and with peace with friends, family, colleagues and more. If you want to share a peace expression, we will have an open house during the festival for any impromptu sharing.

Co-create, Collaborate, Co-participate
Make a peace footprint this September

Notes:
This is an independently initiated event! Contributions are requested/ welcome to our Peace Day 'Gullaq' in cash or kind from those who would like to make a peace imprint for this day! We can organise some refreshments and some peace gestures for participants with it. Please write to space.kriti@gmail.com if you would like to support the festival.

Thanks to Habitat World for the venue support.

The Kriti team has been organising a Peace Day festival since 2006 at different venues real and virtual. We believe that such days provide an opportunity for different others to connect, engage, learn and share. We look at our festivals as steps in public education for social change!

http://krititeam,blogspot.com
www.krititeam.org
www.doculive.in

011-26027845/ 26033088
space.kriti@gmail.com
Open for All

September 2016 specials by Kriti Film Club and Kriti team | 04.09.16 and 21.09.16

Kriti Film Club
in association with the 
National Alliance Group for Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (NAG-DNT) 
& Habitat World invites you for

 A Tribute to Amma (late Mahasweta Devi)

with two films and discussion with Dakxin Bajrange and Prashant Rakshit, a close associate of Mahasweta Devi.

4th September, 7 PM onwards,
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi


Gangor
Directed by Italo Spinelli(English/ 2011/ 83 mins/India, Italy)
Cast: Seema Rahmani, Samrat Chakrabarti, Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain & Tillotoma Shome


About the film: Gangor is an Indo-Italian project, which is based on the poignant short story 'Choli Ke Peeche' by Magsasay Award and Padma Vibushan Award winning writer Mahasweta Devi. It was screened at Cannes in 2011. The film unravels with migrant labourer Gangor's statuesque breasts that excite the attention of ace photographer Upin Puri, and become the objects of obsession and oppression triggering off a train of violence that ends in tragedy. Upin, a photo journalist, is sent to Purulia to cover a story on the exploitation of tribals. 

About the film maker: talo Spinelli has directed films and plays and made numerous television programs. He is the Founder and Director of Asiatica Film Mediale Incontri Con Il Cinema Asiatico, a festival of Asian films held every year in Rome since 2000, and is currently the advisor on Asian cinema for the Rome Film Festival. Italo Spinelli teaches cinema and theatre at the University of Siena. In 2002 he edited a book entitled Indian Summer: Films, Filmmakers and Stars between Ray and Bollywood, for the Locarno Film Festival. He is also the author of several essays on Indian cinema and literature. In 2005 he programmed a retrospective of Indian films called 'Indian Visions' at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. Some of his films are Danzando in Cambogia in 1998, Corsica in 1992 and Roma – Paris – Barcelona in 1999.



Birth 1871
Directed by Dakxin Chara
(English/ 2014/ 64 mins.)


About the film: The film explores processes of ‘criminalization' in the context of the Denotified Tribes of India, and how they combat social stigma through Theatre arts. The experiences of enforced state rehabilitation, ‘settlement', and community assertion in two transitional periods (1946-1953 & 1978-2000s) also come under the ambit of the documentary.

About the film maker: Dakxinkumar Bajrange is an award winning filmmaker, playwright, director and an activist from the Chhara De-notified Tribes of Ahmedabad in the western part of India. He is a recipient of Ford Foundation International Fellowship (2010-11) for a Masters Degree in Theatre and Global Development at the University of Leeds, England. He is also a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Arts Fellowship (2004-05) and Bhasha Fellowship (2002-03) to study art forms of nomadic and de-notified communities in Gujarat. Currently, he works at Budhan Theatre as a director, which is a community theatre group of the Chhara de-notified tribe of Gujarat.



Save the Date and Come Participate with your Peace expression/s

International Peace Day
21st September, 7 pm,
Amaltas, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
11th Annual Peace Day Festival: Interpretations of Peace and Conflict An eclectic evening featuring multi-media articulations of peace. Film, Poetry, Performance, Discussion and Music.

Inviting you to share the stage with a peace expression in any format. Please send details on space.kriti@gmail.comby 5 September so we can confirm a slot in the final programme. 

Note: These are open for all non-funded events! Donations welcome.
Nearest Metro stations to venue: Jor Bagh, JLN Stadium and Khan Market

For any further details please contact us on 011-26027845
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Musical Documentaries - 4 August 2016/ Kriti Film Club specials@IHC

Kriti Film Club marks August 2016
with two musical documentaries that symbolise freedom, faith and timelessless while celebrating the power of music and the human spirit, in these troubled times.

Song Of The 'Other' Firefly
(Hindi/English/2014/31mins)
by Abhijeet Bhatt, Abhishek Dutta, Meghna Talwar, Nagma Sahi Ansari and Umang Sabarwal

A film tracing the travels of ‘Jugni’, a feminine spirit often found in Punjabi folk music and Sufism. Jugni is timeless and does not succumb to one identity or take on a tangible form. The film attempts to capture the transitory nature of Jugni, vis-a-vis , the changing nature of our times.

and 

A Bohemian Musician 
(Hindi/English/2015/12mins). Dir. Rochak Sahu. 

A student film on the life story of Keshav Lal who collaborated with the likes of Laxmikant Pyarelal and V. Shantaram. Fate brought Keshav Lal and his wife to the streets of Pune where they played music for a living.

The screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Thanks to India Habitat Centre for the collaboration to make these screenings possible!
Open for All

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www.krititeam.org
www.doculive.in

Taan Bekro - a Kriti Film Club special screening @IHC/ 9 July 2016


Kriti Film Club marks the monsoons with music from the sands of Rajasthan, discovering, celebrating and supporting the cultural heritage of a nomadic tribe of the region. 


TAAN BEKRO (MUSIC OF THE SAND)
by Saumya Sharma 

64 mins/ Hindi & Marwari with English subtitles/ 2014

7 pm,


9 July 2016

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi


The film will be followed by a discussion with the film maker!



About the Film: A poetic journey of the rendezvous with the nomadic tribe of Rajasthan, commonly known as the Saperas (Snake Charmers) or Kalbeliyas, in a quest to discover their cultural heritage and lifestyle. The film encompasses the vast and beautiful Indian desert into the various ethnic harmonies. This documentary attempts to showcase the problematic isolated lifestyle of this tribe struggling for their existence and social recognition.

About the Film maker: Saumya Sharma is an independent documentary/ethnographic filmmaker & creative writer. Her other works include ‘Mrigtrishna’ on the complex of Nature, Art, Religion & Commercialization; ‘Zardozi - The Golden Thread’ on Zardozi embroidery and ‘Phor Thud – The Platoon’ on an Indian Army Platoon. She is currently working on an ethnographic film titled ‘YaYa’ on the Gond Tribes.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access space for documentary films.

Thanks to Habitat Programmes at India Habitat Centre for their collaboration to make this screening possible.



Open for All.

011-26027845/ 26033088


space.kriti@gmail.com




A Better Place - India Premier by Kriti Film Club (10 June 2016, India Habitat Centre, NewDelhi)

The Environment Day month activities by the Kriti team continue as the 
Kriti Film Club presents the India Premiere of a documentary film from Trinidad and Tobago. 

With music as the curatorial thread of screenings this year, The Better Place by Sustain T&T is a must watch for those who believe in acting beyond thinking and celebrating music and culture to tell positive stories of environmental change.

A Better Place
(English/ 60 mins)
Directed by Miquel Galofré
2015 | Trinidad & Tobago
a film project by Sustain T&T
in collaboration with T&T Rocks

10 June 2016
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

The film will be followed by a discussion.

About the Film: A Better Place tells the story of five community- based organizations through the work that they do and how their experiences in diverse communities and areas impacts their view of the world.

Infused with local music, stunning visuals complement stories of hope, resilience and survival. The film also features musical performances from home- grown talent.

The film takes the viewer to five communities in Trinidad & Tobago where people are doing great things, charting their own course and inspiring others to do the same. Each of the featured organizations are also supported by UNDP GEF SGP. 

About the producer: Established in 2011 Sustainable Living T&T (Sustain T&T) brings awareness to the issues of sustainable living and business in Trinidad and Tobago. The organization is dedicated to creating a platform for education, information sharing, and social marketing of behaviours that  are necessary to maintain our environment while diversifying our economy. In 2012 the organization was awarded the prestigious Green Leaf Merit Award from the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) for Communicating on the Environment as a result of work in the areas of film exhibition and production. A marquee event for Sustain T&T is Green Screen | The Environmental Film Series. 2015 marks its 5th year bringing environmentally themed films and lectures to communities throughout the country, for free. The organization focuses on the use of creative methods, like film and special events, to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and information exchange.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access space for documentary films.

This is an independently organised screening by the Kriti Film Club to mark the environment day month and is open for all. Support our work to take it ahead and reach more audiences.

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Please call or write to us for any queries:
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