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 22-25 January 2015, from 11 am to 9 pm, 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 | JANUARY 22 (Thursday)
OPENING SESSION (For children of age between 10 years and 110 years)
11:00-11:10 Opening song
11:10-12:00 CINEMAR GOLPO (CINEMA STORIES) – Lecture-demonstration by Prof. Biren Das Sharma
Before the Arrival of the Train: The fascinating story about magic lantern and other visual toys that inspired the invention of cinema.
12:00-1:00 FIVE SHORT FILMS
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)
1:15-3:10 Fandry/Dir:Nagraj Manjule/2014/104 mins/Marathi
3:20-4:00 Welcome Note, Inauguration of festival by Dr. Binayak Sen, release of festival souvenir issue by guests of honour, inaugural addresses.
4:00-4:35 TRIBUTE to Nabarun Bhattacharya
Ei Mrityu Upatyaka Jar Desh na/Dir:Pavel/2014/22 mins/Bengali
Interaction with filmmaker Pavel
4:35-6:00 Pahli Avaz (First Cry)/Dir:Ajay TG/2014/52 mins/Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Bengali, English
Interaction with filmmaker Ajay TG, Dr. Binayak Sen, Dr. Punyabrata Goon
6:15-7:15 LOVE JIHAD AND OTHER DEMONS: READING BETWEEN THE LINES
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.
7:20-9:00 Invoking Justice/Dir:Deepa Dhanraj/2011/85 mins/Tamil
DAY 2 | JANUARY 23 (Friday)
11-1:30 Garm Hava/Dir:M S Sathyu/1973/146 mins/Hindi
2:00-3:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: OUR NATIONHOOD RE-DEFINED – Anand Patwardhan
3:00-5:25 Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai/Dir:Nakul Singh Sawhney/2014/135 mins/Hindi
Interaction with filmmaker Nakul Singh Sawhney
5:30-8:30 Jai Bhim Comrade/Dir:Anand Patwardhan/2012/182 mins/Marathi, Hindi
8:30-9:00 Interaction with filmmaker Anand Patwardhan
DAY 3 | JANUARY 24 (Saturday)
11:00-12:30 TRIBUTE to Shubhradeep Chakravorty
Encountered on Saffron Agenda/Dir:Shubhradeep Chakravorty/2009/90 mins/Hindi, English
12:30-1:10 DOCUMENTARY CLASSIC
Hungry Autumn/Dir: Goutam Ghose/1975/30mins/English
Interaction with filmmaker Goutam Ghose
1:40-2:10 The Hunt/Dir:Biju Toppo/2014/26 mins/Chhattisgarhi,Hindi,
2:10-4:30 The Unholy War/Dir:Gopal Menon/2014/130 mins/Gujarati, Hindi, English
Part I : In the Name of Development
Part II : In Search of Justice
4:40-6:20 The World Before Her/Dir:Nisha Pahuja/2014/90 mins/Hindi, English
Video conferencing with filmmaker Nisha Pahuja
6:30-7:20 PANEL: CLASS, CASTE, GENDER AND CINEMA
Discussants: Anand Patwardhan, Biren Das Sharma, Madhuja Mukherjee, Neha Dixit, Tulika Asthana and YOU. Moderated by Moinak Biswas
7:20-9:00 Gulabi Gang/Dir:Nishtha Jain/2014/96 mins/Hindi, Bundelkhandi
DAY 4 | JANUARY 25 (Sunday)
11:00-11:50 Kamlabai/Dir:Reena Mohan/1992/46 mins/Marathi,Hindi
11:50-12:50 Nam Poribortito (Identity Undisclosed)/Dir:Mitali Biswas/2014/50 mins/Bengali
Interaction with filmmaker Mitali Biswas
1:20-3:20 Father Son and Holy War/Dir:Anand Patwardhan/1995/120 mins/Hindi
3:20-5:00 Fabricated/Dir:K P Sasi/2014/90 mins/Malayalam, English, Hindi
Interaction with filmmaker Anand Patwardhan at the end of session
5:10-6:50 PANEL: FACES OF FASCISM
Discussants: Anand Patwardhan, Anindya Sengupta, Mrityunjay, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Samik Bandyopadhyay, Vidyarthy Chatterjee and YOU. Moderated by Sanjay Joshi
7:00-8:40 Milangey Babey Ratan De Mele Te (Let's Meet at Baba Ratan's Fair)/Dir:Ajay Bhardwaj/2012/95 mins/Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi
8:40-9:00 Closing Song and Vote of Thanks
*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)
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