FILM FEST : Anjali Monteiro and K.p. Jayasankar Retrospective > 6pm on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February 2018 - Delhi Events
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FILM FEST : Anjali Monteiro and K.p. Jayasankar Retrospective > 6pm on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February 2018

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Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
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Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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FILM FEST : Anjali Monteiro and K.p. Jayasankar Retrospective

A retrospective on the work of two leading Indian documentary filmmakers, Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar, Professors at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Involved in media education, research and production, they have made over 40 documentaries and have jointly won 32 national and international awards
The films will be introduced by Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar

Schedule : 

21st February :

YCP 1997(43 min; 1997; dvd; English subtitles)
Recipient of the Certificate of Merit, Mumbai International Film Festival 1998; Jury’s Award for Best Innovation, Astra Festival of Anthropological Documentary Film, Sibiu, Romania 1998
Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerawada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India with over 2500 inmates. In this film, six poets and artists of the YCP share their work, their lives

Saacha (The Loom; 31 min; 2001; dvd; English subtitles)
Abridged version of the film – Saacha is a portrait of a poet and a city. The poet is the late Narayan Surve, and the city is the city of Mumbai (a.k.a.Bombay), the birthplace of the Indian textile industry and the industrial working class


Our Family (56 min; 2007; dvd; English subtitles)
Recipient of the Special Mention of the Jury, Signs 2007; Certificate of Merit & special Mention of the Jury, MIFF 2008; Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) Gold for Best Sound Design, Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing, and Certificate of Merit for the Best Documentary

What does it mean to cross that line which sharply divides us on the basis of gender? Our Family brings together excerpts from Nirvanam, a one person performance, by Pritham K. Chakravarthy and a family of three generations of trans-gendered female subjects, Aasha, Seetha and Dhana, who are bound together by ties of adoption, belong to the community called Aravanis

22nd February : 

So Heddan So Hoddan(Like Here, Like There)
(52 min; 2011; dvd; English subtitles)
Recipient of the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2011 Awards for Silver in Cinematography, Silver for Sound Design and Silver for Script; Best Film Award, International Festival of Folk Music, Kathmandu 2012; and Basil Wright Film Prize, RAI Festival, Edinburgh 2013

Set in Abdasa, in Kachch, Gujarat, the film explores the life worlds of three cousins and the Fakirani Jat community

Jheeni Bini Chadariya (A Delicate Weave)
(62 min; 2017; dvd; English subtitles)

A Delicate Weave, set in Kachch, Gujarat traces four different musical journeys, all converging in the ways they affirm religious diversity, syncretism and love of the other. Drawing on the poetic and musical traditions of Sant Kabir and Shah Bhitai, as well as the folk traditions of the region, these remarkable musicians and singers bear testimony to how these oral traditions of compassion are being passed down from one generation to the next

23rd February : 

A Fly in the Curry – Independent Documentary Film in India
By Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar (New Delhi: Sage, 2016)

The authors will be in conversation with Shohini Ghosh

The book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between filmmakers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real

This book won a Special Mention for the best book on cinema at the National Film Awards, 2016

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FILM FEST : Anjali Monteiro and K.p. Jayasankar Retrospective > 6pm on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February 2018 FILM FEST : Anjali Monteiro and K.p. Jayasankar Retrospective > 6pm on 21st, 22nd & 23rd February 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Friday, February 23, 2018 Rating: 5

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