The Tiger who Crossed the Line (Award winning documentary @Kriti Film Club)/ 12 May 2017

Kriti Film Club
Invitation for the screening of National Award 2017 winning documentary

The Tiger Who Crossed the Line
(45mins/English/2016)


Dir. Krishnendu Bose
Produced by EARTHCARE PRODUCTIONS

On 12 May 2017
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
(Entry from gate no 3)
[nearest metro JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan market]



Synopsis: As the world sleeps, in the dead of night, ghost like figures of big cats roam the fringes of the villages and the cities. They are the tigers who live OUTSIDE the tiger reserves. And they are in trouble.

The documentary shows how with increasing development pressures on the forest corridors outside, the spilling out tigers are coming into constant conflict with humans, causing alarming consequences for both. The myopic vision of the tiger planers in India has begun to bite back.

Made over 4 years, the film reports from distant corners of India, the mangroves of Sunderbans, the sugarcane fields of Pilibhit, the forests villages of Ramnagar, North India and the conflict zones of Chandrapur, straddling Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve, the now most famous tiger park of India. The film also travels through the beautiful Western Ghats and the tiger corridors of central India, to capture the contrasting policy impacts on the tigers outside. In his travels, Krishnendu meets forest officers, villagers and scientists and all pointing at the criticality of creating and protecting spaces for the outside tigers. Using, infrared night vision cameras and compelling found footage, the film brings some never seen images of tigers and leopards living on the edge of their habitat.

The future holds anxiety and suspense for these tigers. They may be headed for a long struggle.

Premiered on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, India.
Best Environmental Film in the National Awards 2017.

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

Open for all
Seating on first cum first basis

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Thanks to Habitat World for the venue support.

Gestures by Kriti team at India Runway Week April 28th 2017


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Gestures by Kriti team
– an artisanal and community livelihood support initiative
“Wearing your politics on your sleeve, literally, doesn’t mean a loss of fashionableness
Telling the world that you care about artisan, weaver and women’s groups in Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal by wearing clothes produced by them doesn’t mean a dip in your coolness quotient”
Founded in 1999, the Kriti team (a not-for-profit organisation) independently began the initiation and incubation of a community made enterprise for preserving the artisanal and craft heritage of our country, for conserving the environment and supporting community producers’ livelihoods—GESTURES. Our aim is to produce ethically and create a consumer culture that will not harm human beings or the environment, by way of the products they buy from us.
The Gestures logo represents the tree of life which connects us to the earth and universe in more than one way.
We work closely with community organisations and committed individuals in identifying and partnering with weavers, artisans and community producers who can handcraft and revive lost crafts as also work with contemporary design ideas. This is an initiative to share ‘a gift’ to the self and others – products for the body, mind and soul - that are eco-friendly and ethically produced across rural & urban landscapes all over India. All the products at Gestures are good quality in terms of raw materials and manufacturing, as they are hand woven and handcrafted by local talented artisans and producer groups who are part of the recovery of lost skills and crafts.
The ‘Gestures’ products are not limited to any one type or class, in fact, these products range from stationary to cosmetics, toys to stoles and shawls, home d├ęcor to t-shirts, organic foods to jewellery, gifts to art and more. They represent the diversity of artisans, weavers, producers and users and symbolise the coming together of many ‘gestures’—from Delhi, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Punjab, Odisha, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh. These marginal and low-income artisans and communities of women and men, young and old, differently abled and heritage based artists are trained in their local crafts and production, and represent what India stands for—a life of caring and sharing. Gestures brings the entire skill set of Indian creativity and heritage at one place, www.gestures.in
Your purchase at Gestures will enable these artisans, weavers and communities have decent work opportunities, earn a secure livelihood and build their lives, which we all agree is a right for everyone—to have access to good education, food, health and housing. The earnings from these product sales are directly given to the community producer groups when you buy from Gestures.

Come shop and support Gestures and make your ecofootprint in building a clean, green and happy environment, while also allowing yourself to lead a healthy and sustainable ‘life’work’style.








The India Runway Week 2017 Collection from Gestures by Kriti team
Handwoven Cotton and Silk Stoles, Dupattas and Sarees by weavers from
West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.
Rabha Cotton Weaves, West Bengal
Rabhas are a relatively unknown tribal community residing in the districts bordering Assam and West Bengal and belong to the Indo-Mongoloid group. In West Bengal, they are forest dwellers spread across the forests of Duars region of north Bengal. Traditionally they depend on agriculture and non-timber forest produce. Rabhas are shy in nature and rarely connect with the outside world. Rabha women are traditionally skilled in extra weaves with colourful and flowing floral and geographical patterns. It was a part of their cultural expression. They still weave but mostly for their own use and for their own festivals such as marriages. Living isolated in the forest villages, with no external support and lack of market opportunities, Rabha women have not been able to transform their exquisite weaving skills to a livelihood option. Partnerships with local groups is making it possible to revive this traditional Rabha Weave, providing them an opportunity not only to continue with their weaving but also earn their livelihood through marketing support and revive their cultural expression at the same time. The initiative is in its infancy, started in early 2014, with a group of women in one of the forest villages of Buxa forests. This year, the women of Mendabari forest village of the Chilapata forests have joined this initiative. Currently, the community of weavers are creating Stoles, Dupattas, Sarongs and Sarees, but have endless possibilities.
Baragaon Weaves, Uttar Pradesh
Inspired by the village of Baragaon and the life of the weavers near Lucknow, we work with local partners to assist weavers in distress—especially as they struggle under the onslaught of mechanisation and exploitative middlemen, providing them capacity building, design development and marketing assistance. The effort ensures that weavers are given just and dignified wages, their handloom weaving craft is respected and handloom weaving becomes fashionable. The complete collection currently includes handwoven pure Cotton Fabric, Stoles, Dupattas, Sarees, Men’s Shirts and Kurtas.
Banarasi Silk Weaves, Varanasi
The handwoven silk stoles are by Bachalal Maurya, National and State Awardee, Handloom Weaver, Varanasi. He is a skilled artisan, who inherited the art of weaving from his ancestors. The resident of Chhahi village,  Sarnath, is a Geographical Indication (GI)  and handloom mark registered artisan, with a wide assortment of products such as Stoles, sarees, running material and suits. His speciality, the Kabir Doha stole was presented to PM Modi on the eve of National Handloom Day, 2015!
Contemporary Ikat Silk Weaves (Stoles)
Ikat weaving is locally called Bandha (meaning ‘to tie’) in Odisha, the largest centre for intricate and fine curvilinear ikat designs (popular across the world as Sambalpuri Ikats). The Ikat technique requires the yarns to be tied and dyed repeatedly in accordance to the design to bring about the desired colours at the desired places and ultimately with the simple interlacement of the threads the design is produced on the fabric. The work of a local design studio in Odisha with weavers who had stopped weaving or were migrating is finding its way to Gestures by Kriti. The complete collection includes stoles, dupattas and sarees.
Coordinates:
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Kakkoos (a Kriti Film Club special @IHC)/ 21 April




Kriti Film Club
invites you for a screening and film maker conversation 
on the eve of Earth Day




21st April 2017
at 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
(entry from Gate no. 3)

(nearest metro stations JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh and Khan Market)

Kakkoos
(105 Minutes, Tamil with English Subtitles), 2017)
directed by Divya Bharathi



About the Film:
The film documents the lives of Manual Scavengers in Tamilnadu and the dehumanising that comes with their occupation. The film brings out the fact that manual scavenging is a problem of caste, class, and gender. It raises issues related to contractual employment, delayed payments made to the #SanitationWorkers and to the larger context of ostracization faced by these #manualscavengers. 


About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as an access and distribution channel for documentary films since 2000.

Thanks to Habitat World for the collaborative venue support.

Open for All. 

RSVP welcome on space.kriti@gmail.com
011-26027845/ 26027845

www.doculive.in
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Make your Earth Footprint this April


Kriti team is a proud Outreach partner of the
Earth Day network.


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Mod ​​​by Pushpa Rawat (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)

KRITI FILM CLUB
in association with the India Habitat Centre

invites you for its Women's Day month screening and film maker conversation
at 7 pm
on 10 March 2017
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
(nearest metro stations: Jor Bagh, JLN Stadium, Khan Market)

Mod ​​​
(70mins/Hindi and English with subtitles/2016)​ ​
Directed by Pushpa Rawat
Produced by TISS

About the Film: The filmmaker attempts to communicate with a group of young men in the locality who hang around a water tank near her house. They are in turn suspicious and curious about the presence of a woman with a camera!

About the Film maker: Pushpa Rawat is an MA in Philosophy and has been working in films since 2007. She has been involved in film projects in her own community in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. She was one of the filmmakers of the 2007 short documentary Kyon, a group project around gender based violence. Her debut film Nirnay (2012) was a deeply personal film looking at her own life and those of her women friends. It has been widely screened at various film festivals and forums, including the 12th IAWRT Film Festival in 2016. It was the winner of the Pramod Pati Award for the Most Innovative Film at MIFF 2014. She is the recipient of the TISS Early Career Fellowship and her second film Mod has been made as a part of this.

The film will be followed by a discussion with the director, Pushpa Rawat.

Open for all

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Sent Away Boys (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)

KRITI FILM CLUB
in association with PSBT and 
India Habitat Centre
invites you for the screening of

SENT AWAY BOYS
(45 min./ Punjabi, Hindi, English/ 2016)

Directed by: Harjant Gill
Produced by PSBT


Date: 17th February 2017
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003

(nearest Metro stations: JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh and Khan Market)

The film will be followed by a discussion.
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About the Film: What happens to families in the absence of sons? What happens to land in the absence of farmers? What happens to communities in the absence of men? The Film weaves together testaments of individual ambitions and family biographies from Punjab, to chronicle the gradual transformation of the agrarian landscape and patriarchal traditions through ongoing transnational migration. Being a successful man now entails leaving one’s village, travelling abroad and sending money home. The Film shows how young men's decisions to emigrate implicate families and communities across North India. 

About the Film maker: For Indian-born filmmaker Harjant Gill, making films is about casting a spotlight on urgent and often overlooked social issues and making marginalised members of society feel less isolated and more understood. His films include As if it Matters, Everything, Some Reasons for Living, Lot’s Wife, Mission Movie and Milind Soman Made Me Gay. He was recently featured in a book Our Time is Now: Young People Changing the World. Gill was born in India, grew up in San Francisco and now lives in Washington DC, where he teaches Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the American University. His research looks at cinema, masculinity and migration in north India. Gill is also a Point Foundation Scholar.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access and distribution channel for documentary films since 2000.

Open for All. 
Confirmations are always appreciated on space.kriti@gmail.com/ 011-26033088/ 26027845


Acknowledgments: We thank PSBT for sharing this film to screen by the Kriti Film Club and distribute via our Docushop. http://www.gestures.in/Films-PSBT/SENT-AWAY-BOYS-id-2745495.html

We thank the India Habitat Centre for their collaboration in providing venue and technical support for this screening.

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