Upcoming Kriti Film Club Screenings

Kriti Film Club @Alaknanda (27th September 2014, Saturday)
2 films from the series REMEMBERING 1992, by School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai (From IAWRT India’s OUR Lives…To Live seeking a JUST world! as part of OBR 2014)

Badalte Nakshe (Changing Maps)
24mins/ English, Hindi
Directors: Nithila Kanagasabai, Archana Sadar, Nitya Menon, Likokba Sangtam
Ek Aakhri Panah (One Last Refuge)
15 mins/ Hindi
Directors: Tanvi Barge, Krishna Panchal, Piyush Garud, Juanita Mukhia

on Saturday, 27th September, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm
(screening followed by discussion)
at the Kriti team workplace
A-15 Tara Apartments, near Alaknanda market
New Delhi 110019 (nearest metro – Govindpuri)
Phone: +91-11-26033088/ 26027845


Badalte Nakshe follows Farhana Ashraf, a teacher and a writer, as it engages with certain questions: 20 years later, how do those who were children at the time remember the lived experience of the riots? And how do today’s young people make meaning of these inherited narratives of violence from what they hear and see – through popular culture, or text books? Erasures, omissions and ruptures come to light as the film travels between past and present.
This film was earlier screened at Focus Asia: Memory and Documentary Film – Exploring Painful and Forgotten Memories in China, India, and Indonesia, Lund University, Sweden; Madurai International Documentary and Short Film festival; Woodpecker International Film Festival, New Delhi. All four directors have completed their MA in Media and Cultural Studies at SCMS, TISS.

Ek Aakhri Panah – During December 1992 and January 1993, Muslim communities living in the city of Mumbai witnessed communal violence within their localities. As the violence escalated, people moved or shifted to areas where they felt safer or had family. This resulted in the expansion of areas like Mumbra and the creation of ghettos across the city. This film looks at Mumbra and its history through the eyes of two young Muslim women who work in the Rehnuma Library, a space where young women meet to study, write, co-create and work on issues of women’s empowerment. The film was earlier screened at Seamedu Film Festival, Pune (Best non-fiction student film); Prakriti Film Festival, Calicut; VIBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, Kerala. All four directors graduated from SMCS, TISS in May 2013.

Open for all, confirmations appreciated. Alongside, have some chai-shai at our ecoCafe !

Kriti Film Club Specials@IHC (1st October 2014, Wednesday)
The Kriti Film Club brings a special screening on 1st October to mark the International Day of Older Persons.

Zohra Segal on Zohra Segal
39 mins/ Hindi/English
Director: Anant Raina

ABOUT THE FILM: The film is the story of Zohra Segal, in her own words. Compiled from two interviews with Zohra Segal when she was about to turn 100, interspersed with recitations and personal photographs, it presents an account of a truly fantastic life.

on 1st October 2014, 7.00 to 8.30 pm
(screening followed by discussion with the film-maker)
at Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

ABOUT THE FILM CLUB: Kriti Film Club (running since 2000) is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We are an independent group that screens documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights & environment issues. We also serve as a space for accessing documentary films, so get in touch with us in case you are looking for any such film.