Student Interactions with College Students in Delhi-NCR

The Kriti team is engaging with students in Delhi' colleges through film screenings by the Kriti Film Club, conversations by our Programmes team and stalls of the community enterprise 'Gestures' and 'Docushop' promoted by us. 

If you are coming to any of these events or are in the vicinity, do drop in to visit us, watch a film, have a chat and browse for any resources you may need.

Gender Mela @Miranda House

University of Delhi
11-13 February 2016

Look out for the following by the Kriti team:
- Stall on all three days with films, music, books and other community made products for personal use and gifting.
- Documentary Film screening on 12 February from 11.30 to 1.00 pm

WDC Miranda House, Delhi University; CHSJ, MenEngage Delhi, and the One Billion Rising Campaign and several other colleges and civil society groups like Kriti team are coming together for a three day Gender Mela that will bring together students, academics, activists and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, working on issues of gender, environment and masculinities. In keeping with the nature of the Mela, the three day event will see a mix of formal and informal events. The plenary sessions and formal discussions will provide an opportunity to expand the canvas, build understanding and deepen the dialogue on these issues. The stalls and other informal spaces will enable showcasing of work by various individuals and organisations as well as provide opportunities for intersectional dialogue. Apart from these, formal and informal sessions like small group discussions, talks, nukkad naataks, debates and film screenings have been planned. Cultural performances and musical evenings will enable participants to have fun, dance, sing without inhibitions while engaging with issues.
Project Film Society events @Tarang
5-7 February 2016
Lady Shri Ram College for Women

The film society run by students at LSR is organising photography and film making competitions and the Kriti Film Club is engaging with this process in an effort to promote documentary viewing and discussions for social change.

Note: If you would like to invite us to your college, school or community or even workplace to engage with your respective audiences, send us an email on and we will get in touch to take the request forward. 

Looking to make 2016 a year of learning and networking with you!

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Invite for Had Anhad: KRITI FILM CLUB Specials@IHC, 27 January 2016

Its a new year and the Kriti Film Club is in action bringing to you thought-provoking cinema that will get you out from where ever you are and whatever else you are doing to this documentary screening! 

You are invited for the screening of

HAD ANHAD (Bounded-Boundless) 

by Shabnam Virmani

(Hindi/Punjabi/Urdu with English Subtitles/103mins) 

on Wednesday, 27 January 2016
7 pm onwards
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

About the Film: Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God – Ram. Who is Kabir’s Ram? This film journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan.

About the Film maker: Shabnam Virmani, is a documentary film maker and artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore since 2002.Co-founder of the Drishti Media Arts and Human Rights collective, she has directed several documentaries in close partnership with grassroots women’s groups in the country (When Women Unite and Tu Zinda Hai, Bol series among others) and also co-directed an award-winning community radio program with the Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan in Gujarat.

Virmani began her career as a sub-editor in The Times of India in Jaipur in 1987. A few months later she made journalistic history when she filed the Sati story on what happened in Deorala village, Rajasthan. The next year she won a scholarship to do a Masters degree in Development Communication at the Cornell University, United States. She tried her hand at film making there and her 20-minute student film "Have a Nice Day," was a personal narrative of her alienation, as an Indian student trying to come to terms with North American culture.

Shabnam Virmani is the director of the Kabir Project. Started in 2003, the Kabir project brings together the experiences of a series of journeys in quest of this 15th century mystic poet in our contemporary worlds. It consists of documentary films, 2 folk music videos and 10 music CDs accompanied by books of the poetry in translation. The films journey into contemporary spaces touched by his music and poetry. In her films, Shabnam juxtaposes the urban and the rural, the Indian and the foreign, the classical and the folk, and the secular and the sacred, in their many approaches to Kabir and the search for a universal voice.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films.

The Kabir Project films and Cds will be available at this event.

Open for all.
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Our Diary 2016 now available!

Our Diary 2016 brings together poetic verse and thought-provoking quotes by well-known and respected poets, thinkers, philosophers, political scientists and writers. 

We believe that 'small is beautiful' but useful. The diary comes in a 4.5"x6.5" size but creates sufficient space for 365 days of the year (3 days to a page), bookmarked with inspirational content and space for 'My Thoughts'. 

Selected references of materials and contacts related to people's struggles for the protection of rights and a movement map of India are integral to the diary. 

The diary is spiral bound for easy use and can fit into small bag or even a folder to carry around.
In its seventeenth edition as an independently produced resource, the diary has a detachable or keep within itself wall planner. 
Order yourself a copy and make it part of your movement journey in the new year. 
Order Form: Our Diary 2016

The size: 4.5” x 6.5”
Binding: Spiral

Self-sustaining Contribution: Rs. 180.00

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Happy New Year and Greetings for 2016

May your hearts be full of love and kindness

May your thoughts be happy and energising

May your vision be clear and beautiful

May you have an abundance of health, wealth and caring by family and friends.

Thank you for all your support and being part of our lives.

From all of us at the Kriti team
invites you for

Sporty Reels 
on 17 December 2015
7 pm onwards

Gulmohar Hall, India Habita Centre,Lodi Road, New Delhi

Kicking From The Corner
(English and Khasi with English subtitles/ 2014/ 35mins)
Dir. Vikram Buragohain

The film explores the football culture in Shillong. Through different narratives the story weaves football and memories attached to the most popular game in Shillong. It attempts to showcase how football has created a space of entertainment in the local community and how the community has endorsed the game as a culture of its own. It traces evolvement and aspirations of football players from small localities to professional clubs.

Rough ’Em Up
(English/ 2012/ 40mins)
Directed by Sanjay Barnela
PSBT Production

What do you call a bunch of girls tackling, mauling, running and kicking on a 100 yard pitch, fighting for a ball? You call that playing rugby – a sport that gifts you more broken bones and torn ligaments than any other. How does rugby influence these women’s lives? From Kashmir to Kerala, Manipur to Mumbai, state teams are battling it out to win the Women’s Rugby Nationals each year. The story of an elitist sport that ended up making inroads into small towns so quickly.

Screening of the films will be followed by an interaction with the film makers.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films.

We would like to thank PSBT for sharing Rough 'Em Up for this screening and Indian Habitat Center for venue support.

Open for all
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Ebang Bewarish - ViolenceReels, Kriti Film Club Specials@IHC, 20 November 2015

Every year, we organise ViolenceReels during the Global 16 days of activism on Violence against Women. This screening is one such. Come watch, discuss and share solidarity!

invites you for the screening of 

Ebang Bewarish  (And the Unclaimed)


Directed by 

Thanks to Sappho for Equality for this production.

on 20 November 2015
7 pm 
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi

The film will be followed by a discussion.

About the Film: 
In a remote village in the state of West Bengal, two girls Swapna and Sucheta loved each other so much that they had to kill themselves; the village hated them so much that they had to be burnt as unclaimed bodies. One of them left behind a 5-page letter. More stories and moments emerge. 

About the Film-maker:
Debalina is an Indian filmmaker, writer, producer, and cinematographer. She studied Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University. Debalina has worked on feature-length documentary films, short films, travelogues, music videos, corporate films, telefilms and experimental films. She is passionate about environmental issues, gender, sexuality and occasionally writes for newspapers and magazines.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films. 

(Kriti Film Club thanks the IAWRT team for sharing this film as part of their South Asia package 'Our Lives to Live: seeking a just world")

Open for all.

For further details contact
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Best of Dharamshala International Film Festival @Kriti Film Club Specials 6th and 8th October 2015

The Kriti Film Club is back in action after a longish break and we hope that you will join us for an exciting line up of films starting off in October 2015.

We bring you one of the Best of the Dharamshala International Film Festival in Delhi on 6th October at India Habitat Centre and 8th October 2015 at Zorba The Buddha. Hope to see you. Its also a chance to plan your trip to Dharamshala in November 2015! 

6th October 2015 

A World Not Ours 
Dir. Mahdi Fleifel 
Arabic, English/ 2012/ 93 mins

Time: 7 pm
@Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

About the Film: An intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family. Filmed over more than 20 years by multiple generations of the same family, A World Not Ours is more than just a family portrait; it is an attempt to record what is being forgotten, and mark what should not be erased from collective memory. Winner of multiple awards including FIPRESCI Prize, NETPAC Award & Black Pearl Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 & Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013 to name a few. 

About the Film maker: Mahdi Fleifel is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist based in London. While he was born in Dubai and mostly raised in Denmark, Mahdi has always felt that the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in Lebanon is his home. When he would return from summer holidays spent in the camp, he found himself unable to explain what this place was like to the other children in his class — this left him with a compulsion to tell the stories of his family and friends who still live there. Over the years, he picked up his father’s obsession with recording. Through the camera, Mahdi found he could put the camp in context, and better understand the lives of those living there. To film is to secure his identity, and the memory of where he comes from. He graduated from the British National Film and Television School in 2009. ‘A World Not Ours’ is his debut feature film. Mahdi will be developing his second feature at the Cannes’ Cinefondation residence starting in March 2013.

8th October 2015

dir. León Siminiani
2012, Spain, 85 mins

Time: 6:30 pm
@Zorba The Buddha, 7 Tropical Drive, Ghitorni, New Delhi

About the Film: A young Spanish director gets fired from his job at a broadcaster. Recovering his dream to make movies, he travels to India in “search” of his first feature film, only to discover that his real search isn’t in India but back home. Back in Madrid, however, things don’t exactly work out as expected. Exploring the line between documentary and fiction, Mapa is a road movie told in the first person about a young filmmaker who travels to India in search of a new “map” for love and life.

About the Film maker: León Siminiani majored in Spanish Literature and Film Direction at Columbia University, New York. Passionate about the possibilities of the audiovisual, he investigated different formats and genres. Some of his most notable fiction film works include Dos Más, Archipiélago, Ludoterapia. In addition, Siminiani has explored hybrid formats with pieces such as Zoom (2005) and the series Límites (2009). He recently released a short film titled El Premio, which was nominated for the 2012 Goya Awards for Best Fiction Short film. Produced by Avalon P.C., Pantalla Partida and himself, Mapa is his first feature film in which he continues investigating the fertile border between fiction and non-fiction.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films. 

@DIFFINDIA: This screening is in association with the Dharamshala International Film Festival. From 5-8 November 2015, India’s quirkiest, coolest and most eclectic film festival will once again descend on the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic town of McLeod Ganj in Dharamshala. DIFF 2015 will showcase a careful selection of features, documentaries, shorts and animation films, representing the best in contemporary independent cinema.

The Partnership: 

The Kriti Film Club says "We are thrilled to be partnering with DIFF and hope to see you at both the film screenings in Delhi and in Dharamshala for DIFF 2015. We believe that films such as those curated by DIFF are thought provoking, entertaining and bring together the many perspectives and experiences that the world encounters socially and politically. As an independent space, we believe in the power of networking and supporting the outreach of such films and also hope to make many new friends in the process whom we can continue partnering with. We'll be at Dharamshala this year during the festival and hope to see you there!"

DIFF says " Partnersing with spaces like the Kriti Film Club which have the same vision and goals as the festival is of huge importance to DIFF. We feel that cinema and art have the potential to be a force for good; the ability to transform perceptions and foster understanding; and the power to reach deep into the cauldrom of human experience and offer insights in a language understood by all. We hope that such partnerships also help us both increase visibility and reputation as well as build interest in coming to Dharamshala during the 2015 film festival. The target audience are cinema buff, who would be interested in the kind of films we programme at DIFF and thus it is relevant to partner with spaces such as the Kriti Film Club." 

Big thank you to IHC and Zorba The Buddha for supporting these events.

Open for All! Confirmations will be appreciated.