Open Frame Film Festival

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share news about a partners' event: The Open Frame by PSBT. Happening in New Delhi between 18 and 22 September 2015. Hope you can attend.

If you are looking to buy any PSBT films, please contact us. We distribute all of them.

Happy viewing.

Regards,
Kriti Film Club


OPEN FRAME 2015 PROGRAMME
18-22 September, 
India International Centre Auditorium, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 

18 SEPTEMBER, FRIDAY
10:00 AM: DANCING SHOES | Rishebh Batnagar & Jogavindra S. Khera
The inspiring journey of Jameel Shah, who, from a tiny room in Dharavi, makes
dance shoes for the biggest national and international celebrities.
10:50 AM: NEO-ALCHEMISTS: THE GREAT INDIAN JUGAAD I
Yasmin Kidwai
On the uniquely Indian tradition of Jugaad – frugal innovation and its role in
transforming lives.
11:40 AM: JAPAN IN NAGALAND | Hemant Gaba
Will the Nagaland Anime Junkies be able to pull off their Costume Festival
with limited resources and abundant passion?
01:45 PM: THE GOD, THE TIGER AND THE WOMAN | Abhilash Vijayan
Three individuals, from three different cultural contexts in Kerala,
metamorphose into different roles for the first time in their lives.
02:35 PM: SONEPUR MELA | Sudhesh Unniraman
As the country's landscape gets filled with malls and hypermarkets, what is
happening to the large melas and haats that used to earlier thrive?
04:00 PM: VOLUME ONE | Spandan Banerjee
The story about us as tourists and guides to our own nation, bound by the
language of necessity but never of intimacy, English.
05:15 PM: LAXMAN GOLE | Tangella Madhavi
The Film canvasses the life of Laxman Gole as ex-criminal, a practicing
Gandhian and father.
06:30 PM: IN HER WORDS | Annie Zaidi
The Film traces the historic and social journeys of Indian women's lives as
revealed through the literature they created in every era.
07:10 PM: BEING WOMEN, WRITING WOMEN: DISCUSSION
Annie Zaidi, Arpita Das, Maitreyi Pushpa, Syeda Hameed

19 SEPTEMBER, SATURDAY
10:00 AM: THE DEEP RISING | Merajur Rahman Baruah
The work of dance troupe Ability Unlimited, exploring the practices of artists
with disabilities, their worlds and the collapse of the 'Us and Them' dichotomy.
10:50 AM: THE NEW GIRL IN CLASS | Amrita Dasgupta
The intimate life story of Roshni and Neerja, exploring mainstream education
for children with autism while raising pertinent questions about how we
understand autism and the idea of being different.
12:20 PM: THE HOPE DOCTORS | Diya Banerjee
A bittersweet journey into the lives of ordinary people and the extraordinary
worlds they create through medical clowning to help those in difficult
medical scenarios.
03:00 PM: AYODHYA GATHA | Vani Subramanian
A tapestry of perspectives on how deeply the politics of hate affect personal
everyday lives and what it takes to negotiate a way out.
04:20 PM: TELL THEM, “THE TREE THEY HAD PLANTED HAS NOW
GROWN” | Ajay Raina
A Kashmiri revisiting his home to witness the scars of a paradise lost.
05:20 PM: TILL THEN THE ROADS CARRY HER | Uzma Falak Mehraj
Stories of resistance and women's agency that challenge dominant
narratives of victimhood of Kashmiri women.
06:00 PM: THE MAKING/UNMAKING OF HISTORY AND MEMORY
DISCUSSION
Harsh Mander, Siddharth Varadarajan, Uma Chakravarti
Uzma Falak Mehraj, Vani Subramanian
07:00 PM: WHAT THE FIELDS REMEMBER | Subasri Krishnan
A revisiting of the killings of Bengali Muslims in Nellie on 18 February 1983
and an exploration of how the survivors remember the violence and how
those spaces mark people's relationship to history and memory.

20 SEPTEMBER, SUNDAY
10:00 AM: DHARMA DOLLIES | Aruna Har Prasad
A humourous, often satirical, look at the new line of business activity, which
has sprouted dozens of spiritual gurus all over India.

11:00 AM INTRODUCTION TO NEW WAVE CINEMA IN INDIA
PROF. IRA BHASKAR
ADOOR: A JOURNEY IN FRAMES | Rajiv Mehrotra & Vipin Vijay
Explores Adoor Gopalakrishnan's engagement with human conditions at the
most elemental level and how his intense sensibility about the 'local' makes
his films universal in appeal.

BENEGALS' NEW CINEMA | Iram Ghufran
A foray into the mind of Shyam Benegal and his work to understand his
motivations and impulses for making cinema.

02:30 PM: LADIES SPECIAL | Nidhi Tuli
An account of the wondrous journeys of women commuters travelling in a
women's only train – the Ladies Special.

03:00 PM: SHAADI, SEX, AUR PARIVAAR | Aman Kaleem
Women entering marriage reflect on ideas of love, body image, sexuality,
freedom and identity and how they navigate these complexities.

03:50 PM: THE IDEAL MATCH | Siddharth Sawhney
The story of Gaurav and Monica, who remains missing, years after being
forcefully sent her to her parent's family.

05:20 PM: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE | Sandeep Kr. Singh & Aakriti Kohli
A story of people who have lived and loved, exploring queer love and
relationships, togetherness, sexuality and illegality in India.

06:00 PM: HOLY MATRIMONY: DISCUSSION
Gautam Bhan, Karuna Nundy, Madhu Kishwar, Mary E. John

07:00 PM: LET'S TWIST AGAIN | Sonata Dkhar
The unique and hybrid identity of the Anglo Indian and the future of the
community in India, touching upon a variety of notes – from the quirky and
humourous, to the reminiscent and sombre.

21 SEPTEMBER, MONDAY
02:00 PM: BACKSTAGE BOYS: PUNJAB'S LABOUR GOES GLOBAL |
Meera Dewan
The trend of illegal immigration of youth from Punjab to Europe and North
America in search of a better life.

02:50 PM: VERTICAL CITY | Avijit Mukul Kishore
Experiences of the oppressive spaces and living conditions of places hidden
st away in a 21 century metropolis – Bombay.

03:30 PM: BADE TV WALA | Avadhoot Khanolkar
The life of Jagjeevanram Maru, an analog projectionist for over 40 years,
taking us into the world of manual film projection at a time when digital
projectors are changing the face of cinema as we know it.

04:30 PM: MARDISTAN | Harjant Gill
Four men explore the notion of contemporary manhood in a rapidly
globalising India.

05:00 PM: MUST MEN ALWAYS BE 'MEN'?
POPULAR CULTURE AND MASCULINITIES: DISCUSSION
Amandeep Sandhu, Harjant Gill, Radhika Chopra, Sanjay Srivastava

06:30 PM: MOONSTRUCK: INDIA'S PLACE IN THE RACE FOR SPACE |
Sujata Kulshreshtha
Will Team Indus, India's only entry to the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, an
unprecedented competition, manage to land a spacecraft on the moon?

07:15 PM: JAI HO | Umesh Aggarwal
The hitherto untold and unheard story of one of the greatest musicians the
world has ever known – Allah-Rakha Rahman.

22 SEPTEMBER, TUESDAY
10:00 AM: SHIFTING UNDERCURRENTS* | Rita Banerji
5000-odd women who free-dive to collect seaweed in the Gulf of Mannar
Marine National Park of Tamil Nadu find themselves struggling for their
livelihood.

10:40 AM: NO PROBLEM: 6 MONTHS WITH THE BAREFOOT
GRANDMAMAS* | Yasmin Kidwai
A fascinating tale of sustainability, demystification of technology, solidarity
and social inclusion through the story of unlettered women from all over the
world, training to become solar engineers.

12:00 PM: TIGER DYNASTY* | S. Nallamuthu
The intimate story of a young tigress and the challenging journey she
undertakes to reclaim the lost tiger territory and begin a new dynasty.

02:30 PM: CHILIKA BANK$ – STORIES FROM INDIA'S LARGEST COASTAL
LAKE - 1970-2007 | Akanksha Joshi
A banyan tree on the banks of lake Chilika, whispers tales of the lake and her
fisher folk, foretelling a time when there may be no lake.

03:50 PM: THE MAN WHO DWARFED THE MOUNTAINS |
Ruchi Shrivastava & Sumit Khanna
The life, motivations and work of Chandi Prasad Bhatt, described by
Ramachandra Guha as one of the finest Indians alive today, who silently
changed the paradigm of environment activism in India.

05:15 PM: EARTH STORIES: DISCUSSION
Akanksha Joshi, Anupam Mishra, Sumit Khanna, Usha Ramanathan

6:15 PM: THE NEST | Sange Dorjee Thongdok
About Yeshi and Dema, who run Tashi Delek – a small eatery – at the mouth of
the Sela pass, at an altitude of 14000 feet, more often than not, being the only
sign of human habitation.

07:10 PM: BAHURUPIYA | Sidharth Srinivasan
The lives of two folk performers, whose fading, inherited profession involves
‘wearing many faces’.
* Presented in partnership with CMS Vatavaran.

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