we end 2007 with the screening of a film that celebrates the life of a domestic worker! come for the show and if you can/ like bring/ send your own domestic to watch the film and meet Baby Haldar as well. A line of confirmation would be great so we can keep enough kullad wali chai and some namkeen for you to go along! if you can't come forward this invite to others you think may be interested.
warm wishes for the season
KRITI FILM CLUB
English/ 22 mins
starting 4.00 pm
on Thursday, 27th December 2007
(followed by a discussion with the protaginist of the film)
at the KRITI TEAM WORKPLACE
S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda
New Delhi 110019
Phone: 26027845/ 26033088
About the Film
Abandoned by her mother at 4, married off at 12 to an abusive husband, a mother herself at 13 — there is little in Baby Haldar’s traumatic childhood to suggest that she would become an emerging star on India’s literary horizon. This film is on the life of a domestic worker from Gurgaon who was inspired to write the story of her life by her employer and has published her first book in Bengali, Hindi & English. Baby Haldar works for Prabodh Kumar, who encouraged her to write about her life. The resulting book, "A Life Less Ordinary," is both a critical and commercial success.
About the Film Club
We offer an informal space for screening documentary & mainstream films as well as slide shows, on a whole range of issues connected with development, human rights & social attitudes/ trends once a month. We also serve as a borrowing & buying space for documentary films. Consistently screening films since 1999 in New Delhi, non-funded and surviving on our audiences' contribution into our 'gullak' (collection box)!
* Pick your copy of a people's movement resource, 'Our Diary 2008'.
*Pick up rights' music by Susmit Bose, documentary films by several film makers from across India on human rights & social justice!
* Select greeting cards for any occasion!
*Get yourself a bright and useful address book to list your contacts in!
*For rajma & woolen socks from Maati, jute bags, jewellery, Tshirts & Kurtas
from Lakshya, People Tree, Janbaat, Rangasuta and Anandi check out the Gestures stall at our workplace!
see you on the 27th!
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