September 2016 specials by Kriti Film Club and Kriti team | 04.09.16 and 21.09.16

Kriti Film Club
in association with the 
National Alliance Group for Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (NAG-DNT) 
& Habitat World invites you for

 A Tribute to Amma (late Mahasweta Devi)

with two films and discussion with Dakxin Bajrange and Prashant Rakshit, a close associate of Mahasweta Devi.

4th September, 7 PM onwards,
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Directed by Italo Spinelli(English/ 2011/ 83 mins/India, Italy)
Cast: Seema Rahmani, Samrat Chakrabarti, Priyanka Bose, Adil Hussain & Tillotoma Shome

About the film: Gangor is an Indo-Italian project, which is based on the poignant short story 'Choli Ke Peeche' by Magsasay Award and Padma Vibushan Award winning writer Mahasweta Devi. It was screened at Cannes in 2011. The film unravels with migrant labourer Gangor's statuesque breasts that excite the attention of ace photographer Upin Puri, and become the objects of obsession and oppression triggering off a train of violence that ends in tragedy. Upin, a photo journalist, is sent to Purulia to cover a story on the exploitation of tribals. 

About the film maker: talo Spinelli has directed films and plays and made numerous television programs. He is the Founder and Director of Asiatica Film Mediale Incontri Con Il Cinema Asiatico, a festival of Asian films held every year in Rome since 2000, and is currently the advisor on Asian cinema for the Rome Film Festival. Italo Spinelli teaches cinema and theatre at the University of Siena. In 2002 he edited a book entitled Indian Summer: Films, Filmmakers and Stars between Ray and Bollywood, for the Locarno Film Festival. He is also the author of several essays on Indian cinema and literature. In 2005 he programmed a retrospective of Indian films called 'Indian Visions' at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. Some of his films are Danzando in Cambogia in 1998, Corsica in 1992 and Roma – Paris – Barcelona in 1999.

Birth 1871
Directed by Dakxin Chara
(English/ 2014/ 64 mins.)

About the film: The film explores processes of ‘criminalization' in the context of the Denotified Tribes of India, and how they combat social stigma through Theatre arts. The experiences of enforced state rehabilitation, ‘settlement', and community assertion in two transitional periods (1946-1953 & 1978-2000s) also come under the ambit of the documentary.

About the film maker: Dakxinkumar Bajrange is an award winning filmmaker, playwright, director and an activist from the Chhara De-notified Tribes of Ahmedabad in the western part of India. He is a recipient of Ford Foundation International Fellowship (2010-11) for a Masters Degree in Theatre and Global Development at the University of Leeds, England. He is also a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Arts Fellowship (2004-05) and Bhasha Fellowship (2002-03) to study art forms of nomadic and de-notified communities in Gujarat. Currently, he works at Budhan Theatre as a director, which is a community theatre group of the Chhara de-notified tribe of Gujarat.

Save the Date and Come Participate with your Peace expression/s

International Peace Day
21st September, 7 pm,
Amaltas, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
11th Annual Peace Day Festival: Interpretations of Peace and Conflict An eclectic evening featuring multi-media articulations of peace. Film, Poetry, Performance, Discussion and Music.

Inviting you to share the stage with a peace expression in any format. Please send details on space.kriti@gmail.comby 5 September so we can confirm a slot in the final programme. 

Note: These are open for all non-funded events! Donations welcome.
Nearest Metro stations to venue: Jor Bagh, JLN Stadium and Khan Market

For any further details please contact us on 011-26027845