Saturday, July 23, 2011


August 8-12, 2011

Organised by IAWRT, Chapter India

In association with India Habitat Centre

Time: 7 pm

Venue: Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Curated by: Jai Chandiram and Anupama Srinivasan

The Festival of Emerging Cinemas is a celebration of the diversity in creative expression of the cinemas that are emerging in the towns and villages of India. These are made by people driven by love for cinema and/or irrepressible urge to talk about a social or political issue. The filmmaker may be a social activist or a bollywood buff, a trained director or a self taught practitioner. They live and work in Ranchi, Imphal, Leh, Niyamgiri, Malegaon and other towns, and make films largely for the local people using innovative ways to tackle the paucity of financial resources. Their films are different in identity, style and content from what is generally seen in Delhi and other metros. They are films which have something to say, speak in a local idiom, and are rooted in the region.

The films—features, short fiction, documentaries and music videos will be shown at Habitat Centre on five evenings (August 8-12). The festival is envisioned as a platform for dialogues between the different Indias that coexist, but usually do not interact with each other.

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