Learning in Exile: Kriti Film Club screening, 16th April


Kriti Film Club  
invites you for the screening of

LEARNING IN EXILE
26 mins/ Hindi, English, Tibetan (English subtitles)
Director: Aprajita Sarcar
Co-Directors: Akbar Quadri and Azam Quadri
Produced by PSBT 

on 16th April, 5.45 to 7.00 pm
(watch and talk the film after)
at the Kriti team workplace
S-35 Tara Apartments, near Alaknanda market
New Delhi 110019
(nearest metro: Govindpuri)

ABOUT THE FILM: Tibet is a way of living.  A civilization with an expiry date.  Fifty years of exile has also produced a culture, coloured by its context, India.  The exile life has seen a set of learning’s for the guest and the host.  As there is no immediate solution in sight for the Tibetan case, we have a peculiar situation of being born as an 'alien' at home, since India does not recognize 'refugee' as a status.  So, the central theme is how a Tibetan negotiates with this loss in the realm of the everyday, routine life.  The Dalai Lama becomes a metaphor, to delve deeper into this existential crises.  Mostly based on interviews with young Tibetans from Dharamsala and Majnu Ka Tila in Delhi, the film tries to capture the dilemmas of being Tibetan in India, today.

ABOUT THE FILM MAKERs: Aprajita Sarcar has been a campaigner for the Delhi chapter of the Friends of Tibet (India) since her undergraduate days in DU. She has looked at questions of freedom and exile, through the eyes of the young generation of Tibetans, both born in India, and recent escapees from Tibet. She has a M.A. in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; has been a researcher SARAI, at the Centre for Studies on Developing Societies. This is her first attempt at making a documentary.  

Azam Quadri and Akbar Quadri are graduates from Jamia Milliya Islamia. Akbar Quadri has training from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in 2006 in cinematography. 

ABOUT THE FILM CLUB: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films. 

Phone: 26027845/ 26033088
Email: space.kriti@gmail.com   
Facebook group: Kriti team    
Facebook page: Gestures by Kriti team

note: This is an open house screening. It would be great if you can confirm your presence to organise space and refreshments.

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