March Screenings with Kriti Film Club@Habitat and Epicentre

Kriti Film Club invites you for its March screenings. This month is marks solidarity with the International Women's Day and raises its voices to stop violence against women. We also share films that share the memories of the past across borders, and a film in solidarity with the struggle for Tibet. Do come and share this month of viewership and discussion on the once heard and lost stories with the film makers and other members of the audience!

Please note that we are having same set of films screened at two different venues i.e., Epicentre, Gurgaon and Indian Habitat Centre (IHC), New Delhi. The table below provides the details of the dates and the venues. 

Screenings @Epicentre
(Epicentre, Apparel House, sector-44, Gurgaon, 122003)
Screenings @IHC
(Gulmohar Hall, IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 110003)
Violence Reels

Ø  One Billion Rising
Ø  The Lightning Testimonies
7:30 pm, 5th March, 2013
7:40 pm, 5th March, 2013
7:00 pm, 16th March, 2013
7:10 pm, 16th March, 2013
Memory Reels

Ø  The End of Flight
Ø  Dere-tun-Dilli
7:30 pm, 12th March, 2013
8:00 pm, 12th March, 2013
7:00 pm, 15th March, 2013
7:30 pm, 15th March, 2013
Tibet Reels

Ø  The Sun behind the Clouds
7:30 pm, 21st March, 2013
7:00 pm, 14th March, 2013

Synopsis of the Films

Violence Reels:

One Billion Rising
Eve Ensler & Ton Stroebel| 3 mins.| English| 2012 

An inspiring music video for the One Billion Rising campaign: women worldwide rising up and against all kinds of violence.

The Lightning Testimonies 
Amar Kanwar|113 mins.| Several Languages with English Subs.| 2007 

This film reflects upon a history of conflict in the Indian subcontinent through experiences of sexual violence. As the film explores this violence, there emerge multiple submerged narratives, sometimes in people, images and memories, and at other times in objects from nature and everyday life that stand as silent but surviving witnesses. In all narratives the body becomes central -as a site for honour, hatred and humiliation and also for dignity and protest. Screening followed by discussion with film makers and women activists. 

Memory Reels:

The End of Flight 
Tariq Theakekaraj| 30 mins| English

Our country has seen riots, wars, murders, rapes and even genocides, all of which have left behind millions of victims whose wounds may never heal. The Partition of India and the Second World War forced millions into political refuge, 
but today more than 60 years down the line there are few 
to tell the tale. This film is a short series of firsthand accounts of how they made their way into India against all odds.

Divya Cowasji & Shilpa Gulati| 27 mins.|English| 2012

Eighty four-year old Bhagwani Taneja recalls the time when her entire community packed up their homes from Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, and moved to Delhi during the Partition. As she faces the camera, Bhagwani talks about the tough time she and others from Dera faced while trying to build homes and new lives in a divided nation. The community took their protest to the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's bungalow who greeted them warmly and lent his garden for them to stay a few nights. In the film, the makers have attempted to capture the turmoil that the Dera community faced during this period even as the trauma of time remains lost to the current generation. Screening followed by discussion with Film makers and some of the storytellers. 

Tibet Reels:

The Sun Behind The Clouds
Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam| 75 mins| 2009| English 

The film updates the struggle for Tibetan independence, focusing upon the March 2008 demonstration against Chinese rule, the largest ever since the 1959 take-over of that nation. The Dalai Lama, living in exile in Northern India, is interviewed extensively and given the opportunity to explicate his "middle way," a compromise position he has to date been unsuccessful in getting the Chinese to accept. 
Supporters of Tibetan independence who are devoted to the Dalai Lama, but who nonetheless feel "the middle way" is an ineffective solution, appear in the film, detailing their more militant position.

About us:

The Kriti Film Club is an informal and independent educational initiative of a non-profit organization and has been screening thought-provoking documentaries for debate, action, entertainment and outreach among diverse audiences for the past twelve years.

Contact Information: 
Phone: 011-26033088 / 26027845