Celebrating Life amidst Struggle...at Jantar Mantar/ 23-27 April 2008

2nd- 3rd December night 1984: The leak of a poisonous gas (MUC) from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal led to the world's worst industrial disaster...
26th April 1986: One of four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine exploded, leading to the world's worst nuclear accident...

This week as the Bhopal victims & survivors sit on dharna, come and join us for films, music, theatre and more...at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Organised by Kriti Film Club in solidarity with the victims of state apathy and corporate crime! Give a hand to the movement so that the voices of protestors can reach the Prime Minister and also share in the hope amidst life in struggle...and mark the Chernobyl disaster anniversary this Saturday as well!

Wednesday, 23rd April, 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Tu Zinda Hai (You are alive)
On changing identities and self perceptions of women activists who have stepped out of traditional female role models & are paving new paths on the road towards women's empowerment.

Right to Information music video
by Vinay and Charul/ 10 mins/ Hindi

Thursday, 24th April, 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Vikas Bandook Ki Naal Se (Development Flows from the Barrel of the Gun)
by Megnath & Biju Toppo/ 54min34sec/ English
Capturing the voices of project affected people in Kashipur (Orissa), Koel-karo (Jharkhand), Mehendikheda (Dewas, Madhya Pradesh), Umbergaon (Gujarat) and Nagarnar (Bastar, Chhatisgarh).

When Women Unite: The Story of an Uprising
by Shabnam Virmani/ 80 mins/ HindiAn account of true events derived from the testimonies of women of 22 villages in Nellore district as part of the anti-liquor movement.

Friday, 25th April, 7-8.30 pm
Heda Hoda
by Vinod Ganatra/ Hindi and Kutchchhi/ 80 mins
About a child's perspective on peace across borders. Dhrang is a sleepy village in north-western arid area in Kutch - a district of Gujarat. Valji and Dhanbai, with two children, Sonu and Lakhmi live in this village. Valji earns his livelihood, on plying camels carrying goods to various surrounding villages. Role – model for Sonu is his father Valji, whose valiant stance, unites the youth of the village to face the threats to burn the village by a pervert ex-resident of the village. One day Valji is indisposed. Sonu volunteers to take out the camels for grazing and Lakhmi joins him. While grazing the camels, the children find themselves having gone astray to the border. The story unfolds the way how Sonu gets back the camels.

Saturday, 26th April, 7-8.30 pm
Chernobyl the invisible thief
by Christoph Boekel / Germany / 2006 / 59min/ English
April 26th 1986. The day a nightmare scenario became horrific reality: the day reactor block 4 of the Chernobyl atomic power station exploded. Very little information about the true extent of the radioactive contamination managed to find its way out to the public. Filmmaker Christoph Boekel spent many years living and working in the Russian Federation. While researching and filming this project he met numerous victims of the atomic catastrophe. His own wife was one of them and she too, died of cancer. A moving and award winning film told from the personal perspective of the director, it is a requiem for the often forgotten victims of the disaster and a caveat against putting blind trust in technological advancement.
Candle night vigil in memory of those who lost their lives in the Chernobyl, Bhopal and other man-made disasters!
Sunday, 27th April, 7 pm onwards...
Music, theatre and some dance.
Contact Shalini @9891442037 or Kriti Film Club @26027845/ 26033088/ space.kriti@gmail.com for any further details. For blog & updates: www.bhopal.net/
Note: The Kriti Film Club is a non-funded entity and survives only because of its passion and commitment so if you'd like to support it, we welcome donations. You can send us a cheque in the name of 'Kriti team' and even get 80G exemption if you like. Our address is S-35 Tara Aptts, New Delhi 110019