Kriti Film Club marks the monsoons with music from the sands of Rajasthan, discovering, celebrating and supporting the cultural heritage of a nomadic tribe of the region.
TAAN BEKRO (MUSIC OF THE SAND)
by Saumya Sharma
64 mins/ Hindi & Marwari with English subtitles/ 2014
9 July 2016
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
The film will be followed by a discussion with the film maker!
About the Film: A poetic journey of the rendezvous with the nomadic tribe of Rajasthan, commonly known as the Saperas (Snake Charmers) or Kalbeliyas, in a quest to discover their cultural heritage and lifestyle. The film encompasses the vast and beautiful Indian desert into the various ethnic harmonies. This documentary attempts to showcase the problematic isolated lifestyle of this tribe struggling for their existence and social recognition.
About the Film maker: Saumya Sharma is an independent documentary/ethnographic filmmaker & creative writer. Her other works include ‘Mrigtrishna’ on the complex of Nature, Art, Religion & Commercialization; ‘Zardozi - The Golden Thread’ on Zardozi embroidery and ‘Phor Thud – The Platoon’ on an Indian Army Platoon. She is currently working on an ethnographic film titled ‘YaYa’ on the Gond Tribes.
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 space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access space for documentary films.
Thanks to Habitat Programmes at India Habitat Centre for their collaboration to make this screening possible.
Open for All.