invites you to the screening of two films that speak of and show how our capital city, Delhi is changing!

Date: 21st June, Saturday

Time: 5.30 pm onwards


S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda (near Greater Kailash II), New Delhi 110019
Phone: +91-11-26027845/ 26033088

Dunu Roy would join us for the discussions on the films.

Open for all but do try and confirm so we can keep enough kullad wali chai and namkeen for you!

Baarah Mann Ki Dhuban

(English / 17 mins / 20007 / Delhi / Ms. Vrinda Kapoor & Nitesh Bhatia)

This film revolves around the bioscope as a means of livelihood in Delhi and the prevailing conditions of the community of bioscope workers. It also tells a brief history of bioscope and that it was the first form of moving pictures in India. The film tends to highlight the present decline of the bioscope workers in Delhi and the role of the authorities like NDMC, police officials and NGOs on them. Finally it also infuses array of hope for the bioscope by giving knowledge of electronic bioscope to the audience and the role of certain NGOs in its promotion indirectly. It also highlights the enthusiasm of the few existing bioscope workers in the instrument who consider it as a unique and interesting art form.


(Hindi & English / 37 mins / 2006 / Delhi / Mr. Ravinder S Randhawa)

An attempt to capture the city of Delhi as it gets systematically refashioned to become a world class space, a productive site of neo-liberal regime. Urban scape is being reconfigured to facilitate entry and transaction of global capital, most emphatically visible in the proliferation of giant transnational corporations, ostentatious malls, high rise housing and commercial centers, expensive metros and flyovers.

As the space gets takeover, it has to be thoroughly and urgently purged of those who have toiled to built it, thereby resulting in rampant and brutal destruction of their shelter and livelihood, this process is systematically being planned in the larger framework provided by the neo-liberal regime, and executed by the state-judiciary nexus. What emerges is a desirable, commodified, privatized, cordoned city space that comes at a ‘cost’ and therefore only for those who can ‘afford’ it.

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 existing on our audiences' contribution into our 'gullak' (collection box)!

These films found place at the Jeevika South Asian Livelihood Film Festival 2007. Look out for the next Jeevika Festival between August 28-31, 2008 in New Delhi.