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Thursday 12 April 5.30 pm

Inauguration

Aruna Vasudev - Founder-Director, Osian’s Cinefan
Paranjoy G. Thakurta - Senior Journalist, Director, School of Convergence
Katja Kessing - Director, Programmes, Max Mueller Bhavan
Prof. Parul D. Banerjee - Dean - JNU School of Arts and Aesthetics

GADI LOHARDAGA MAIL
Dir: Meghnath & Bijju Toppo/ 27 Min / Jharkhand
A musical with popular Jharkhandi songs…the only visual documentation of the historical train….

BERLIN DIARY
Dir: Ester Amrami / 2005 / DV colour/ 15 min / Germany & Israel
This short semi-documentary film won the 1st prize in the German section of the competition. It portrays the life of a young Israeli woman in Berlin, and takes the form of a video letter to her grandparents in Israel who immigrated from Germany during the 1930s. Musical performance by Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA). Classical dance performance by Swara Bhaskar

Friday 13 April 3.00 pm onwards

BILORI
Dir: Sandeip Modi /12.30 min / Marathi
An innocent child grows up one night…

SARA LOHA UNKA / BABU NANDAN KI KEWAL DHAR
Dir : Sunil Umarao & Ajita Singh / 40 Min / Hindi /Bhojpuri
A Dhobia folk artist expresses his world through singing and dancing…

DEUS EX MACHINA
Dir: Moonika Siimets / 2005 / 16mm / 11:48 Min / Estonia
Former KGB spy Wilhelm tries to find his place in a newborn Estonian Republic, but it seems that his past has not forgotten him...

2800 KM FROM HOME
Dir: Daniel Erb / 2005 /HDV / 19 Min / GERMANY / RUSSIA
Somewhere in the Russian tundra Hans from Thuringia is driving along in his jeep. Then, after several hours he stops and begins to dig ...

WITHOUT A WORD
Dir: Alex Kreindlln / 2005 / DV / 10:30 Min / Israel
A black and white silent comedy that makes everything just confusing enough to make the situation perfectly clear.

THE BIRTHDAY
Dir: Georgij Bagdasarov / 2005 / mini DV / 14:59 min / Russia
On his last birthday, Adolf Hitler decides he doesn't want to die, and orders his adjutant to kidnap Charlie Chaplin, kill him and place his corpse in the führer’s bunker.

RANDOM VOICES FROM KASHMIR
Dir. Dr Parvez Imam / 11 min / Hindi
the people still speak of love, peace, brotherhood, fond memories.. will they remain unheard forever?

ANANT KALAKAR
Dir: Sudheer Gupta / 34 min / Hindi / Rajasthani
A saga of the folk artists from Rajasthan…

Saturday 14 April 11.00 am onwards

POORVAGRAH
Dir: Surender Kumar / 20 min / Hindi
A film portraying discrimination on the basis of caste…

LANDMARKS - A JOURNEY IN JERUSALEM
Dir: Carmit Shlomi / 2005 / DV / 8:23min / Israel
A very personal tour of Jerusalem portraying the city as an abandoned zone.

FREQUENCIES
Dir: Priit Pääsuke / 2005 / DV / 16:22 min / Estonia
Oliver, a yuppie, lives with his disabled grandfather. The old man's reality is constantly encroached upon by his past and WW II.

PREJUDICE EXCHANGE
Dir: Ivo Bystrican, Katerina Kacerovska, Radovan Sibrt / 2005 / DV
/ 15:00 min / Czech Republic
Czech and German historians come to a museum to design an exhibition on Czech-German relations. A pseudo-documentary film about prejudices, stereotypes etc.

DIM
Dir: Anil Sadarangani / 3.30 min / English
Two women from a minority community discuss the housing problem in Mumbai…

IN INDIA
Dir: V V Maheshwar Rao / 6 min / English
A young foreigner studying in India talks about his experiences…

JALLAH EUROPE
Dir: Edit Sieradzky / 2005 / DV / 21:00 min / Israel
Jean travels with wife Marie to Israel for a series of meetings concerning Israel's EU affiliation. The meetings are cancelled due to a terrorist attack in Israel, and Hezi, an Israeli taxi driver, takes them on a journey...

FINAL LAP
Dir: J. J. Adler / 2005 / mini DV / 12:15 min / USA
Tom, 15, spends his days committing petty crimes with friend Lindsay, till one day painful realities are revealed.

BREAKING THE WALL OF IGNORANCE
Dir: Ashish Bhatiya / 6.34 min / Hindi /
About children and young people suffering from Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral
Palsy, Autism, Hearing Impairment, Mental Illnesses…

NEMESIS OF MOTHERHOOD
Dir: Snehasis Das / 28 min / Oriya
Women of Karijhola unknowingly make up the nation’s highest maternal mortality rate… also the world’s highest...

HUMAN STORY
Dir: Mukesh Kabir Kapoor / 5 Min / English
How one human can torture the other without any hesitation or remorse…

CELL DIVISION
Dir: Liene Milgrave / 2005 / mini DV / 15:00 min / Latvia
A Russian prison in the 1980s. An old German prisoner meets a young Russian criminal. The film deals with the problematic situation when an ideology is confronted with reality and the past has to be re-evaluated.

WAR GAMEZ
Dir: Rafal Samusik / 2005 / mini DV / 15:00 min / Poland
The small personal war of a little boy spending his summer vacation at his grandfather's house in the country.

THE QUEST
Dir: Khanjan Kishore Nath / 12.54 min / Assamese
A rotten gourd, hardly sprouted, spotted in the backyard of the house of a poor childless couple….

AGAURAV
Dir: Nakul Sawhney / 13 min / Hindi
A young villager faces the city...

LIVING UNDER BONDAGE
Dir: Venkat /Veeramani / 21 min / Hindi / English
The workers in a prestigious university like JNU…

Sunday 15 April 11.00 am onwards

LOHA GARAM HAI
Dir: Meghnath & Bijju Toppo / 47 min / Hindi
They live next to an Iron Sponge factory... do they live at all?

GESTURES, RECONCILlATION...
Dir: Tschingiz F. Rasulzade / 2005 / Betacam SP / 9:40 min / Russia
Alexander Nikolayevich is very old. The war rolled through his life like a steamroller. He has long since forgiven everyone. He is willing to take the hand of the former enemy But he cannot…

SANGATI
Dir: Vikram V Labhe / 3.30 min
She runs through the narrow lanes of the slum as she has to reach school on time…

BETWEEN THE LINES

Dir: Dr Parvez Imam / 11 min / Hindi
These lives are disowned on both sides of the borders… we call them ‘Bangladeshis’…

CLAY PIGEON
Dir: Milos Tomic / 2005 / mini DV / 6:45 min / Czech Republic
A couple's romance and love games come to an abrupt end when the man is drafted into the army.

CALL OF THE HEART
Dir: ]aanis Valk / 2005 / Betacam SP / 9:35 min / Estonia
It has been decades since the occupation of the Estonian Republic by the Soviet Union. The country is free again but nevertheless, many Estonians are still not capable of forgiving those whose only guilt was to believe in the wrong ideology.

OLD AGE
Dir: Chetan Kumar / 1 min
They are not a burden…

STOP CHILD LABOUR
Dir: Chetan Kumar / 1 min
Nurture these little petals…

UNDECIDED
Dir: Nakul Sawhney / 17 Min / Hindi
A young journalist finds himself confronted with a plethora of choices and questions…

THE GERMAN LESSON
Dir: Igor Strembltskyy / 2005 / mini DV / 11:00 min / Ukraine
In autumn 1942 Kalyna Bourkun was taken to Germany for forced labour, and gave birth to her daughter Hanna in Berlin...

YESTERDAY
Dir: Sunali Aggarwal / 9.50 min / English
We see what we want to see and hence get disappointed when reality reveals something we never imagined...

UTA
Dir: Kim Spurlock / 2005 / mini DV / 13:00 min / USA
An elderly German woman faces her troubled past in order to prevent a young boy from repeating her mistakes.

2
Dir: Tal Kfir / 2005 / DV / 14:00 min / Israel
The story of Tal and Shirin. These two young women take part in a self help group called "Bereaved Families Supporting Peace, Reconciliation and Tolerance".

AAP JAISA KOI NAHIN
Dir: Samina Aslam (Pakistan) / 20 min / English
A tribute to Nazia Hasan, a very popular singer in the Indian sub-continent who died young...

NEW DELHI PRIVATE LIMITED
Dir: Ravinder S Randhawa / 20 min / Hindi /English
Delhi is being transformed… but at what cost...

MASTER STROKES - a rare collection of best first films from Film
and Television Institute of India (FTII) will also be screened.


On View:
Organism in the city-state’ - paintings by John Xaviers
Sculptures in three dimensions’ by Tridib Bera
Henzoo’ - paintings by Rajiv Kshetri


2nd Cinemala Film Festival Schedule 2nd Cinemala Film Festival Schedule Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Sunday, April 15, 2007 Rating: 5

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