India Premiere of 'YAYA (The Mother)' - Kriti Film Club specials @IHC/ 27 December 2017

The KRITI FILM CLUB 

invites you for the last of its 2017 screenings on 27th December 2017 
with the India Premiere of:

YAYA (The Mother)

(1 hour 47 minutes/ Hindi, Gondi and Chattisgarhi/ 2017)

by Saumya Sharma

About the film: An ethnographic film on Gonds of Bastar, one of the largest indigenous groups of South Asia, whose ancestry maybe traced to early African humans through various anthropological elements. It tells their story through various elements that constitute a culture of an indigenous group, such as history, rock paintings, livelihood, music & dance, education system, birth/ marriage/ death ceremonies, ancestral spirit calling etc. 

The film will be followed by a discussion with the film maker.

Date: 27 December 2017
Time: 7 pm onwards

Venue Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

(nearest metro stations: JLN stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan Market)

Open for all.

Thanks to India Habitat Centre for the collaboration.

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Cecilia (a Kriti Film Club special @India Habitat Centre)/ 28 November 2017

Kriti Film Club Invites you for its November screening in solidarity with Children's day and 16 Days of Activism on violence against women

Cecilia

directed by Pankaj Johar 
produced by Sunaina kapoor
(79 mins/ Hindi/ English/ Bengali/ 2016)

on 28 November 2017
7 pm onwards


@Gulmohar Hall
India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 

About the film: “Cecilia” is the story of struggle for justice of Cecilia Hasda, a tribal woman from West Bengal-India, whose 14 year old daughter Mati is trafficked and found dead in New Delhi. Tragically, Cecilia has to pay with her own life after justice remains elusive even after two years. The 80 minute documentary has a personal narrative and is a first person account of the director who hired Cecilia as a housekeeper from a placement agency.


About the film maker: A one time financial consultant Pankaj left his lucrative job to pursue his passion for films when he was 24. He worked as a television producer for six years before founding his own production company in 2009. His work has been supported by organisations like IDFA Bertha Fund, Norwegian Film Institute (SORFOND), Sundance Documentary Fund, BritDoc and Indian Films Division. Pankaj joined one of India's biggest media groups – NDTV in 2002 and was part of the core team that launched India's first lifestyle channel, NDTV Good Times. He later worked as a senior producer with India’s leading news channels and produced shows from Afghanistan, Iraq, Iceland and Burma. As a television producer, the content produced by him has won various media awards. The subjects have ranged from Global Warming’s impact on Arctic Ice to the Sri Lankan conflict. Pankaj’s mid-length documentary, “Still Standing” on his quadriplegic father won the best debut film of a director from the Indian government and got the award of excellence from the Indian Documentary Producer’s Association. His first feature length film, “Cecilia” premiered at IDFA 2015. He is also the Producer/EP of independent Bollywood film, “Shuttlecock Boys”, which released in the Indian screens in 2012 and featured in almost all the top Indian critics’ year-end lists. Pankaj has also worked as a consultant on Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s popular show on social issues, Satyamev Jayate besides directing several social and corporate films for clients like United Nations, TED and Government of India.

About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an ​educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team​​'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. ​It also curates issue based film festivals and organises neighbourhood, school, college or institutional film shows. ​​The Kriti Film Club has been screening regularly and independently since 2000.​

The film will be followed by a discussion with the film maker!

Open for all. Confirmations are always welcome.

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Durrell’s Underhogs (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)/ 8 October 2017

Kriti Film Club invites you to come celebrate Wildlife Week with the screening of 


Durrell’s Underhogs 


Directed by Daniel Craven 
(45 mins/ 2017/ English)
#ShotinIndia 

on 8 October 2017

at 7 pm

Gulmohar Hall
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003

About the Film: This film is about the critically endangered Pygmy Hog and the relentless efforts, initiated by the legendary author and pioneer of conservation- Gerald Durrell for saving it. Once ranging throughout the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, Bhutan and India, the Pygmy hog was thought to be extinct until they resurfaced through a chance encounter, thus starting a chain of efforts by organizations like the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to revive their numbers.

The film follows Daniel Craven’s journey, who’s an advocate of Gerald Durrell- the legendary author and pioneer of conservation. His journey takes us through the ancient by lanes of Varanasi, on to Jamshedpur where Gerald was born and spent the first few years of his life, and finally into Assam where scientists, field assistants and forest staff are making every endeavor to rehabilitate and repopulate former habitats with hogs.

With odds stacked against both the animal and the people trying to save it, the story shows how various different factors influence the longevity of a species in a country as diverse and fast developing as India; and how despite all odds against it, with genuine passion and sincere efforts, an animal as underrated as the smallest pig in the world can make an incredible comeback.

About the Director: Daniel Craven was born and raised in Jersey, Channel Islands in the United Kingdom, Daniel has been fascinated with India ever since he visited the country as a child. Following on the footsteps of the legendary author and conservationist, Gerald Durrell, Daniel now works for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey- an organization that incorporates Gerald’s conservation ideologies.

Being an ardent fan of Durrell, he has also taken after the latter’s love for species that are small and uncharismatic such as the Pygmy Hog, and it is the former’s life and his story that inspired him to make a film on the subject. To him, in a country as large and complex as India, certain people here have really stood out as pioneers of conservation; and it is their struggle and hard work, along with creating awareness for a species less known and cared for, that Dan has made this film which could possibly rally public opinion in its support.

Crew/Cameraman - Shaz Syed is an accredited wildlife cameraman and filmmaker with experience working with the BBC Natural History Unit, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) and as a freelancer and photographer on various genres. He also occasionally leads nature walks to educate young members of the society as well as adults about urban wildernesses and animals that live within it. His interest lies primarily in the craft of ethical storytelling by shooting landscapes and the creatures within it – both photos and motion picture, and then to form stories that would not just be visually appealing, but also evoke empathy for the creatures and their respective habitats.

With a keen interest in using his skill to document urban wildernesses, human-animal conflict, and seasonal or permanent changes in landscapes and subsequent adaptation of creatures, the film’s idea struck a chord with him and he went on with Daniel in this adventurous venture and shot the film in both blue-chip and observational styles.

Open for all!
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Thanks to Habitat Centre for the collaboration.

Kriti team's 12th Annual Peace Day Festival/ 21 September 2017/ IHC, New Delhi


You are invited to come spend an evening celebrating peace, harmony and citizen solidarity in these troubled times. The evening will have some poetry and films made by young students on the theme of interfaith harmony. 
Come and make a collective pledge 
for peace, justice and comprehensive human security!

a Kriti team and Step Trust curated evening

Please note that the venue is changed to Amaltas at India Habitat Centre for this event.
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Daslakhiya and The Hunt - Kriti Film Club special screenings @IHC / 4 August 2017

Kriti Film Club
invites you to mark this August with two documentaries that ask some important questions on what's freedom and who has it, after seven decades of independence! The films will be followed by a discussion with the film makers present.
 
Daslakhiya and The Hunt

on 4 August 2017
7 pm onwards
Gulmohar Hall
India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi 3

Daslakhiya
(30 mins/ Hindi & Bahia with Eng subtitles/ 2017)
Director: Rishika Namdev
Producer: Vineeth Menon

About the film: Fences are often built to create boundaries, to determine ownership and to create a partition. One of such fences has been built in Kanha National Park of India, where a primitive tribe has been deprived of their basic forest rights. This documentary reveals the aftermath of eviction of the Baiga Tribe from Kanha National Park. 

About the film makers: Rishika Namdev is an alumnus of National Institute of Design, India. She has recently completed her Masters in film and video communication. She hails from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She is interested in activist documentaries. She is currently teaching film and theatre in one of the international schools in India. Her documentary film “Bepurdah” has been screened in national and international film festivals. Vineeth Menon is an Independent filmmaker and founder of an Independent production house in Delhi known as Tatva films. His past comprises of working with premier production houses in Mumbai like Equinox films and Aamir Khan production where he was assisting renowned Director Mr. Ram Madhavani. In the current past he was as an employee of CNN- IBN as a promo producer. Overall a storyteller with experience of print, television and films, along with some independent works to his belt. Majorly uses his tool of storytelling for bringing awareness on Social Issues.

and

The Hunt 
(26 mins/ Chattisgarhhi, Hindi, English/ 2014)
Directed by Biju Toppo 
Produced by PSBT

About the film: The Hunt explores the condition of human rights in the Naxal affected areas of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Orissa. It questions the thoughtless rapid development model of the Government where lives of millions of people in these areas are severely affected. These areas are rich in mineral resources as well as tribal population where Central and the State Governments have already signed MoUs with various national and multinational companies. 

About the film maker: Biju graduated from St Xavier’s College, Ranchi, and then completed the Film Appreciation Course at FTII. He has made over fifteen documentaries on issues of water, forest, land, displacement, migration, health, education, environment, art and culture, under the aegis of his company, Akhra. His film Kora Rajee won the Silver Conch at Mumbai International Film Festival and Loha Garam Hai won the National Film Award.

About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an ​educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team​​'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. ​It also curates issue based film festivals and organises neighbourhood, school, college or institutional film shows. ​​The Kriti Film Club has been screening regularly and independently since 2000.​
Open for all
Confirmations appreciated
Thanks to Habitat World for the collaboration

Contact us:
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TURUP (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)/ 13 July 2017

KRITI FILM CLUB

invites you for the screening of a feature length fiction film and film maker conversation 

TURUP 

by Ektara Collective
(72 mins | colour | Hindi with English subtitles| HD 16:9; stereo | India | 2017)
on 13 July 2017
at 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
(nearest metros JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan market)
The film will be followed by a discussion with members of cast and crew.

About the film: Chess is a popular pastime in this neighbourhood in Bhopal, with roadside games bringing together men to challenge each other in friendly and sometimes unfriendly matches. But for some, the pawns include morality and religion, causing tensions to erupt when a tournament gets underway. Against this backdrop, a domestic worker with a secret hobby, a former journalist struggling with married life and a young woman in love, all find themselves pushing boundaries and challenging the rules of the game.  

Turup was made as part of a collective process by Ektara Collective over the course of a year – along with the residents of different working class settlements in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. All of the cast and much of the crew were from the settlements. Other technical and non-technical people came from across the country to become a part of the film. The process was a collaborative and evolving one, where ideas about the script, dialogues, shoot, edit, and music were shared and discussed. Each person involved has contributed her/his own unique vision, skill and perspective to the film.
About the film makers: Ektara Collective is an independent, autonomous, non-funded group of people who seek to combine creative efforts and imagination, collaborating with trained and untrained people to make films that are content-wise and aesthetically located in people’s subjective, contextual realities and experiences. Through this process Ektara has earlier produced the short fiction films Chanda Ke Joote (22 min, 2011) and Jaadui Machchi (38 min, 2013). This is their first fiction feature film.
About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an ​educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team​​'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. ​It also curates issue based film festivals and organises neighbourhood, school, college or institutional film shows. ​​The Kriti Film Club has been screening regularly and independently since 2000.​
Open for all
Confirmations appreciated
Thanks to Habitat World for the collaboration

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01126033088
https://krititeam.blogspot.com
www.doculive.in
www.krititeam.org
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The Plastic Cow (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC) 23 June 2017

Kriti Film Club 
Invites you for its Environment Day month screening 

The Plastic Cow 
(English/ 2012/ 34mins) 
Directed by Kunal Vohra

followed by a discussion with invited speakers and film maker

on 
23 June 2017
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

About the film: Plastic Cow looks at the impact of our almost complete #dependence on #plasticbags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our #garbage and #kitchen #waste. 

Not only are these bags a huge #environmental threat, they end up in the #stomachs of #cows who have to fend for themselves and forage for food, which they find in community #garbage #dumps. 

The film is also a comment on the hypocrisy of the cult of the #holycow. 

About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an ​educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team​​'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an #equal, #equitous, #just and #peaceful world.  

Thank you to Habitat World for the collaboration. 
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Open for all
Nearest metros: JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan market 
Entry to IHC from Gate no 3

Phone: kriti film club @krititeam
011-26033088/ 26027845

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