KRITI FILM CLUB
in association with India Habitat Centre
invites you for the first screening of 2017
with the premiere of
Flames of Freedom: the Ichchapur Declaration
by Subrat Kumar Sahu
Kosli & Odia, Eng-Subtitles/77mins/2016
on Saturday, 14th January 2017
7 pm onwards
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Lodi Road, New Delhi
(nearest Metro station: Jor Bagh and JLN Stadium)
The film will be followed by a discussion and interaction with the film maker
About the Film: A sleepy, idyllic Indian village, Ichchapur in southwest Odisha’s Kalahandi district, suddenly wakes up in a spontaneous uprising of Shudras (Dalits, Adivasis, and OBCs) against age-old, Brahmanic-Feudalism. The film captures the momentum and essence of the uprising over a span of more than a year, digs into history and cultural nuances, and builds in a narrative of the struggle through testimonies and voices of the very people in action.
About the Filmmaker: Subrat Kumar Shau works as an Independent Filmmaker, Journalist, and Researcher . His filmography up until this film includes ‘I Sing, therefore I am!’ (2008); DAMaged (2009), All alone and lonely (2010), Drops (2010), Sambhav: it is possible (2012), Mlechha Sanhaara: India’s Kalki Project (2013). Previously, hee has worked in the print and publishing media since 1993 and has been a member of Delhi Platform and IndiaClimateJustice groups. Subrat has done a Film Appreciation Course at FTII, Pune and has a degree in Russian language and literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers 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 and distribution channel for documentary films.
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