CINEMA OF RESISTANCE
Resisting Fascism and Gender Violence
In memory of people’s litterateur Nabarun Bhattacharya
The Second Kolkata People's Film Festival is the 43rd Cinema of Resistance festival organized with the motto of 'people's culture with people's support'. The festival will be held during , from , at the Triguna Sen Auditorium (Jadavpur University, Gate No. 3). This year's theme for the festival is 'resisting fascism and gender violence'. We dedicate this year's festival to the indefatigable people's litterateur Nabarun Bhattacharya. Dr. Binayak Sen will inaugurate the festival. Renowned documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan will deliver the Keynote address.
No tickets or passes are required to attend. Simply walk in!
For those who can afford to, please support the festival monitarily and otherwise, so that we may continue on this path of being free from big sponsorships.
A compact hyperlinked festival schedule can be found on our blog, here. The entire schedule or day-wise schedule may be viewed, and links to individual films may be viewed for film synopses and trailers.
DAY 1 | ()
OPENING SESSION (For children of age between 10 years and 110 years)
Before the Arrival of the Train: The fascinating story about magic lantern and other visual toys that inspired the invention of cinema.
Glass - Bert Haanstra, 10 mins (1958)
The Bread and Alley - Abbas Kiarostami, 10 mins (1970)
Neighbours - Norman Mclaren, 8 mins (1952)
Abuelas (Grandmothers) - Afarin Eghbal, 9 mins (2011)
The Accordion - Jafar Panahi, 9 mins (2010)
Ei Mrityu Upatyaka Jar Desh na/Dir:Pavel/2014/22 mins/Bengali
Interaction with filmmaker Pavel
Interaction with filmmaker Ajay TG, Dr. Binayak Sen, Dr. Punyabrata Goon
An account from the ground by journalist Neha Dixit
The lecture will focus on the myth of "love jihad", its role in the Muzaffarnagar riots, how it is used to control women's sexuality to propagate misogynist patriarchal order and subvert gender rights for communal polarisation for electoral gains.
DAY 2 | ()
Interaction with filmmaker Nakul Singh Sawhney
DAY 3 | ()
Encountered on Saffron Agenda/Dir:Shubhradeep Chakravorty/2009/90 mins/Hindi, English
Hungry Autumn/Dir: Goutam Ghose/1975/30mins/English
Interaction with filmmaker Goutam Ghose
Part I : In the Name of Development
Part II : In Search of Justice
Video conferencing with filmmaker Nisha Pahuja
Discussants: Anand Patwardhan, Biren Das Sharma, Madhuja Mukherjee, Neha Dixit, Tulika Asthana and YOU. Moderated by Moinak Biswas
DAY 4 | (Sunday)
Interaction with filmmaker Mitali Biswas
Interaction with filmmaker Anand Patwardhan at the end of session
Discussants: Anand Patwardhan, Anindya Sengupta, Mrityunjay, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Samik Bandyopadhyay, Vidyarthy Chatterjee and YOU. Moderated by Sanjay Joshi
*All films have English subtitles
Painting Exhibition (all four days)
MEMORIES OF DARK DAYS
Open exhibition of twelve original paintings, made during the 1980s, by eminent Delhi-based painter Ashok Bhowmick, based on his memories of the Emergency days, juxtaposed with his reading of Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh's epic poem 'Andhere Mein' (In the Dark).
The festival stall will have DVDs of documentaries, Cinema of Resistance publications, and other books of interest.
ORGANIZED BY: Jan Sanskriti Manch & People's Film Collective (Kolkata)