KRITI FILM CLUB SCREENING: Friday 11th July

KRITI FILM CLUB invites you for the screening of an interesting new film this July! The film maker will join us for the viewing and discussion after! Its an open house, so do come for the film, interactions, kullad wali chai and namkeen...call or email to confirm if possible!!

Friday, 11th July, at 5.15 pm
68 Pages
Directed by Sridhar Rangayan
Produced by Humsafar Trust
(92 minutes/ Hindi with Eng sub-titles/ 2007)

Venue: S-35 Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi
Phone: 26027845/ 26033088
Email:
space.kriti@gmail.com/ space@krititeam.org

The Film: A transsexual bar dancer, a prostitute, a gay couple - characters often ignored by Bollywood take center stage to tell their stories of pain and trauma, of happiness and hope, of stories never dealt with sensitively. Coming from a country like India that is still in denial, '68 Pages' rips open the underbelly of its society to reveal how it stigmatizes and shuns those who are HIV+ or even those who just want to be what they are. While these stories expose the shallowness of the system, it also offers hope and healing by trying to bring about a better understanding of their fight to live with dignity. The film is a tribute to the human spirit of optimism and survival.

The Film maker: Sridhar Rangayan has consistently combined entertainment with social issues to make sensible cinema, which has brought him international acclaim. His debut short Gulabi Aaina (The Pink Mirror) about Indian drag queens was banned in India, but became a huge festival success, winning several awards. His feature ‘Yours Emotionally!’ pushed the boundaries even further by being one of the few films to ‘give a clear and concise picture of gay Indian life with great emotion and honesty’ (Amos Lassen on Amazon).

The Kriti 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, through the support of film makers and our audiences' contribution into our 'gullak' (collection box)!
You can also pick up copies of other interesting documentaries, development and human rights books and eco-friendly products when you come to the Kriti team workplace!


1 comment:

MOIN SHAMSI said...

wow ! i would like to attend this kind of gathering as i also make short-films. "may i come SIR/MA'M?" ---MOINshamsi
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