December screenings@Kriti Film Club

Kriti Film Club invites you to its last screening in 2012!!
Join us on 15th December afternoon for some films and some eats together. With the first film, we mark Human Rights Day (10th December), and reaffirm our faith in the power of struggles against the violation of rights, and the significance of building a secular conscience. With the second film, we celebrate collective energies and the spirits of young people making a difference in their and societal lives

Date: 15th December, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Venue: S-35, Tara Apartments, Alaknanda, New Delhi- 110019

2:15 pm: Tales From Napa 
Lalit Vachani| PSBT| 26 min| English subtitles

About the Film:
This is a remarkable story of a little village that resisted the forces of Hindu fundamentalism during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat, India. Set in the village of Napa, the film investigates the role played by local Hindus and Muslims and their social institutions in maintaining the peace, in the context of a history of economic independence, communal harmony and syncretism. 

About the Film maker:
Lalit Vachani is a documentary filmmaker and producer/director of the New Delhi based Wide Eye Film. He studied at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and at the 
Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in the US. He was visiting lecturer at the Mass Communication Research Centre, Delhi from 1990-92 and 1996-98 and visiting scholar at the Center for Media, Culture and History at New York University in 1999. 

Vachani’s films have received support from the Soros/Sundance Documentary Foundation, the Jan Vrijman Fund, and the India Foundation for the Arts.

3:00 pm: We are Foot Soldiers
Debolina Dutta and Oishik Sircar| | PSBT| 26 mins| Bengali with English subtitles

About the Film:
In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachhi red light district came together to form their own organization, Amra Padatik (Foot Soldiers), drawing inspiration from the work that their mothers have been doing to demand their right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the lives of Amra Padatik members whose entangled realities do not paint a picture of helplessness, but of political assertiveness and social consciousness. 

About the film makers:
Debolina Dutta is a human rights lawyer and presently Programme Officer - Advocacy and Research with CREA, New Delhi. Oishik Sircar is a human rights lawyer and is presently, Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat.

About the Kriti Film Club: 
The whole idea of the KRITI Film Club, (which completes 12 years this December) is to place thought- provoking cinema in a discussion group that will help to deepen understanding on these issues among viewers and film makers. We also serve as a borrowing and distribution space for documentary films from India and abroad. We curate and facilitate film screenings and festivals on different issues of social, development, environment, human rights.

Open for all, confirmations appreciated. 

Keen to do some end of the year gifting? Then come and pick up a range of personal goods and gifting items made by community women from across India, Christmas and New Year cards too, all available at the Gestures stall. Make a selection from a diverse collection of documentaries; development, human rights & environment related books; resistance music, available at the Docushop! You may also find some really useful stuff in our Basket Sale Stock - books, solar lanterns and lights, stationary, etc.

Phone: +91-11-26033088/ 26027845
Facebook group: Kriti team
Facebook page: Gestures by Kriti team

PS: Nearest Metro station is Govindpuri Metro station on the Violet line. Tara Apartments is also connected well by bus. If driving by car or bike, parking is available outside the apartments.