19th april, saturday, 5.15 pm: KRITI FILM CLUB SCREENING

Kriti film club invites you for the first screening of
Waters of Despair
by Srijan
(30 mins/ English)
Saturday, 19th April 2008
starts 5.15 pm

at KRITI team workplace
S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi 110019
Phone: +91-11-26027845/ 26033088 Email: space.kriti@gmail.com

about the film
The year 2007 witnessed one of the worst floods in the contemporary history of Bihar. The floods had affected 245 lakh people of which nearly 48 lakh people were in dire need of immediate assistance. This film is the result of wading deep into the lives of these people. The film touches a wide range of issues and critically evaluates the disaster preparedness and mangement vis-à-vis frequent floods in Bihar. It examines government responses to the process of relief distribution, benificiary identification, the devastating impact on the women and children and the plight of the landless and Dalits. It raises few pertinent questions regarding the basic human rights of dalit and marginalised community. The answers of course have long been overdue.
about the film maker
Srijan was born in a middle class family of Muzaffarpur, in Bihar. His father Prof. Dr. Nand Kishore Nandan is an eminent poet of Hindi. He comes from an academic and literary family. He has studied Social Work from University of Delhi. He works as a trainer and researcher with Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices, New Delhi. He has learnt animation and film making from IIT Delhi. “Waters of Despair” is his debut Documentary Film, with this he is making a debut as a director. The year 2007 has been a busy year for him as a documentary filmmaker...with “Living on No Man’s Land” and “ Just not for Kicks”...two other documentaries in their final production stage!
about the Film Club
We offer an independent and 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)!

Open for all! do stay for a discussion with the film maker alongwith some kullad wali chai and namkeen after the film!


Miracles said…
the activities are excellent.... do keep us informed ........we would like to to something in bhopal on similar lines...........

cheers to the team