Kriti Film Club specials @IHC - 14 January 2017


KRITI FILM CLUB
in association with India Habitat Centre

invites you for the first screening of 2017
with the premiere of 


Flames of Freedom: the Ichchapur Declaration
by Subrat Kumar Sahu
Kosli & Odia, Eng-Subtitles/77mins/2016


on Saturday, 14th January 2017
7 pm onwards

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi
(nearest Metro station: Jor Bagh and JLN Stadium)


The film will be followed by a discussion and interaction with the film maker

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About the Film:
A sleepy, idyllic Indian village, Ichchapur in southwest Odisha’s Kalahandi district, suddenly wakes up in a spontaneous uprising of Shudras (Dalits, Adivasis, and OBCs) against age-old, Brahmanic-Feudalism. The film captures the momentum and essence of the uprising over a span of more than a year, digs into history and cultural nuances, and builds in a narrative of the struggle through testimonies and voices of the very people in action.

About the Filmmaker: Subrat Kumar Shau works as an Independent Filmmaker, Journalist, and Researcher . His filmography up until this film includes ‘I Sing, therefore I am!’ (2008); DAMaged (2009), All alone and lonely (2010), Drops (2010), Sambhav: it is possible (2012), Mlechha Sanhaara: India’s Kalki Project (2013). Previously, hee has worked in the print and publishing media since 1993 and has been a member of Delhi Platform and IndiaClimateJustice groups. Subrat has done a Film Appreciation Course at FTII, Pune and has a degree in Russian language and literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers 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 and distribution channel for documentary films.

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KRITI FILM CLUB specials @IHC
invites you for the last screening of musical documentaries in 2016 with another gem from the Kabir Project

KOI SUNTA HAI
Someone Is Listening
Journeys with Kumar and Kabir

A film by Shabnam Virmani
Language: Hindi, Malwi & English with English Subtitles
Duration: 96 min

Date: 12 December 2016
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi

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About the film: Interweaving the folk music traditions of the mystic poet Kabir with the life and music of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva, this film searches for that elusive sound, that jhini si awaaz, Kabir urges us to hear. Where does it resonate, that subtle sound? Journeying between folk and classical, oral and written, rural and urban expressions of this 15th century mystic poet of north India, the film finds moments of both continuity and rupture between these disparate worlds.


About the Filmmaker: #ShabnamVirmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the #SrishtiSchoolofArt, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002.Co-founder of the Drishti Media Arts and Human Rights collective, she has directed several documentaries in close partnership with grassroots women’s groups in the country (When Women Unite and Tu Zinda Hai, #Bol series among others) and also co-directed an award-winning community radio program with the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan in Gujarat. #Virmani began her career as a sub-editor in The Times of India in Jaipur in 1987. A few months later she made journalistic history when she filed the Sati story on what happened in Deorala village, #Rajasthan. The next year she won a scholarship to do a Masters degree in Development Communication at the Cornell University, United States. She tried her hand at filmmaking there and her 20-minute #student film"Have a Nice Day," was a personal narrative of her #alienation, as an Indian student trying to come to terms with North American culture. Shabnam Virmani is the director of the#KabirProject. Started in 2003, the Kabir project brings together the experiences of a series of journeys in quest of this 15th century mystic poet in our contemporary worlds. It consists of #documentary films, 2 folk music#videos and 10 music CDs accompanied by books of the #poetry in translation. The films journey into contemporary spaces touched by his music and poetry. In her films, Shabnam juxtaposes the urban and the rural, the Indian and the foreign, the #classical and the #folk, and the secular and the sacred, in their many approaches to Kabir and the search for a universal voice.

About the Film Club:
Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers 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 and distribution channel for documentary films.

http://www.gestures.in/Films-Independent-Filmmakers-catid-687614-page-1.html

Thanks to Habitat World Programmes for their support to make this screening possible.

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CHALO HAMARE DES - Kriti Film Club specials@IHC on 25 November 2016

KRITI FILM CLUB 
invites you for the third in the series of #Kabir project #music #documentaries this November 2016

CHALO HAMARE DES
Come to My Country
Journeys with Kabir and Friends


A film by #ShabnamVirmani
Language: Hindi, Malwi & English with English Subtitles
Duration: 98 min

25 November 2016 (Friday)
7 pm onwards
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003


The film will be followed by a discussion.https://www.facebook.com/events/550297701837711/



About the Film: A journey in search of the des (country) invoked in the poetry of the 15th century mystic poet of north India – Kabir – this film interweaves the stories of two people from two very different countries, Indian folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and North American scholar Linda Hess. Where is Kabir’s country? The answer is elusive, as we journey through song and poem into these two lives, brought together in an unlikely friendship by the cross-cultural resonance of Kabir

About the Filmmaker: Shabnam Virmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002.Co-founder of the Drishti Media Arts and Human Rights collective, she has directed several documentaries in close partnership with grassroots women’s groups in the country (When Women Unite and Tu Zinda Hai, Bol series among others) and also co-directed an award-winning community radio program with the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan in Gujarat. Virmani began her career as a sub-editor in The Times of India in Jaipur in 1987. A few months later she made journalistic history when she filed the Sati story on what happened in Deorala village, Rajasthan. The next year she won a scholarship to do a Masters degree in Development Communication at the Cornell University, United States. She tried her hand at filmmaking there and her 20-minute student film"Have a Nice Day," was a personal narrative of her alienation, as an Indian student trying to come to terms with North American culture. Shabnam Virmani is the director of the Kabir Project. Started in 2003, the Kabir project brings together the experiences of a series of journeys in quest of this 15th century mystic poet in our contemporary worlds. It consists of documentary films, 2 folk music videos and 10 music CDs accompanied by books of the poetry in translation. The filmsjourney into contemporary spaces touched by his music and poetry. In her films, Shabnam juxtaposes the urban and the rural, the Indian and the foreign, the classical and the folk, and the secular and the sacred, in their many approaches to Kabir and the search for a universal voice.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. #KritiFilmClub offers 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 and distribution channel for documentary films. http://www.gestures.in/Films-Independent-Filmmakers-catid-687614-page-1.html

Open for All

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Save the Date: 12 December 2016, The last Kriti Film Club screening of the 2016 curated musical documentaries is 'Koi Sunta Hai' from the Kabir Project.

Dilwali Sale (15-31 December 2016)

Dear Friends
Many of you know that we have been distributing documentary films, books and community made products for over 15 years now. These initiatives began in the spirit of sharing information on relevant issues and supporting livelihoods of community producers.

We invite you to support these initiatives as they need your your purchases and your support in a world where everything seems to be investment driven..which we don't have. The income generated from these sales mainly goes to the film makers, publishers and producers and the limited margins used to cover some travel and administrative costs of our small team.

We invite you to co-own, co-market and co-share these initiatives which we call Gestures and Docushop. You are invited to come to our workplace in Alaknanda, New Delhi or visit us online on www.gestures.in

Look forward to some 'dilwali' shopping from you and all shoppers will receive some surprise gifts 'dil khol ke' from us!

Kriti team



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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