Kriti Film Club invites you to celebrate World Heritage Day and World Earth Day with a film that reflects the connections and traditions of being rooted to our heritage.
Its a celebration of what is inherited, what must continue...musically and otherwise.
Born to Sing
by Shikha Jhingan
7 pm, 21 April 2016
India Habitat Centre
About the film: This film profiles the lives of women singers in Punjab- the Marasans. They have been known to carry the darkest secrets of the royalty, from one generation to another. The film takes us through the journey of four Mirasans, who reminisce about the fondness of the patrons of this rich oral tradition.
About the film maker: Shikha Jhingan is an independent documentary film-maker based in Delhi. She graduated from Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia University in 1986. She is also a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Film, and School of Fine Arts. Shikha is a founder member of Media-storm, an independent women’s film making collective formed in Delhi in 1986. Some of her past works include ONCE THIS LAND WAS OURS , THE HIDDEN STORY, PRISONER OF GENDER, and BORN TO SING. She also co-directed THE POWER OF THE IMAGE, a twelve part documentary series on Bombay cinema. HEALTH MATTERS (2005), her latest independent documentary, was shown at MIFF 2006. At present, Jhingan is teaching at the department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Her research work focuses on performance, practices and circulation of the female voice in Hindi film songs. She has published journal articles on this topic in Seminar and Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies.
About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal platform for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access and distribution space for documentary films.
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