Two short films on Mental Health, Disability and Caring


Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description : 
Kriti Film Club presents Two short films on Mental Health, Disability and Caring

The screenings will be followed by a discussion with Manav Kaushik

Film 1 : Exploring Madness
Dir. Parvez Imam
About the Film: The film brings together a variety of issues related to mental illness in the Indian society.
A tale of a married daughter who is sincerely taking care of her mentally unwell father. 

Film 2 : Bhalo Basar Jonye, Bhalo Basar Songe (For Love, with Love)
(Bengali and Urdu with English subtitles/2019/26 mins)

Prod, Wri & Dir.Manav Kaushik
About the Film: As we hear poetic expression of an ailing father who was once very creative, we witness the worldly voyage of the main protagonist (a married daughter) seriously and sincerely taking care of him. Very well supported by her husband, though he does get annoyed time to time, as suggested, the daughter tries to re-introduce to her father the old people and places he has always been connected to in the past. 

About the Filmmakers:
Dr Parvez Imam is a producer and director, known for The Beginning (2006), Flight 208 (2007) and The Waterfall (2011). Parvez is a multidisciplinary practitioner of arts. He explores identity labels, presence, reality and the status quo through his practice. He experiments with form and creates layered narratives often grounded in abstraction. His works are mostly experiential in nature.He engages with video, photography, sound, Installations and performances but does not limit himself merely to these. The use of other media and techniques is also evident in his practice. His work stems from the routine encounters with the surroundings, the social conditions and the situations that he finds along the journey of life. 

Manav Kaushik has worked as an Assistant Director for the magnum opus ‘1942 – A Love Story’. He was also featured in a tele-film ‘Dhain-te-Dain’ by Vishal Bhardwaj for ZEE Channel. Manav Kaushik who did short film related courses in the US and in India, came in contact with Hungarian Director Istvan Gaal at the F.T.I.I. who taught and trained him further privately. Manav Kaushik who has more than 400 film based TV shows to his credit as a researcher and script writer, is an incalculable thinker and is involved in talks, does hold film based workshops and works as a ‘script doctor’ for film project.

About the Kriti Film Club: This is an educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team'. We screen and share documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. We also curate issue based film festivals and organise documentary film shows in neighbourhoods, schools, colleges or institutions on request and otherwise. The Kriti Film Club has been screening documentaries regularly and independently (without any funding) in Delhi NCR since 2000 and in Mumbai since 2019, to promote 'thought-provoking cinema'.

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Two short films on Mental Health, Disability and Caring Two short films on Mental Health, Disability and Caring Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Thursday, September 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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