July to December 2005

July ’05
Exhibition: FOOT FETISH – an exhibition of photographs by Ashish Avikuntak.

August ’05
Book Release: English translations of KURUKSHETRA, BEDANABALA and WRONG NUMBER by Mahasweta Devi. The governor of West Bengal Shri Gopal Gandhi released the books in the presence of the author.

Exhibition: POETIC SPACES– an exhibition which captured young, emerging poets living in the social margins of Kolkata whose poetry arose from the moments, the moods, the habits, the landscapes, the routines, the chores, the addiction and the rebellions of their lives. This exhibition revealed the poets in their poetic spaces- the margins they have reclaimed as centres of creativity. The exhibition included their poetry and photographs. This exhibition was presented in collaboration with Kalam: Margins Writes, The Daywalka Foundation.

Seminar: BEYOND ANECDOTES-DISCOVERING NARRATIVES IN SILENCED COMMUNITIES – part of the Kalam exhibition .Participants: Urvashi Butalia, Kalpana Sharma, Faustina Bama and Supriya Choudhury was the moderator.

Film screening: SALAM BOMBAY, directed by Meera Nair – part of the Kalam exhibition.

September ’05
Exhibition: An exhibition of paintings by Chandana Hore, NEW WORKS 2005.

November / December ’05
Film Festival: VÉRITÉ –A FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Bowling for Columbine. Dir: Michael Moore

Manufacturing Consent :Noam Chomsky and the Media. Dir: Marc Achbar, Peter Wintonick

Man Bites Dog. Dir: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel

Forest of Bliss. Dir: Robert Gardener

Atomic Café. Dir: Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader

Super Size Me. Dir Morgan Spurlock

Sans Soleil. Dir: Chis Marker

Film Screening: THE SWORD AND THE SPEAR directed by Sunil Shanbag, Sajiv Shah, Sudheer Palsane and Suresh Rajamani was screened. This film depicts the well known contemporary dancer Astad Deboo and his dance company on tour in Taiwan and explores the relationship between Astad and the Thang-ta dancers.


Film Festival:PRESENTING ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN – A RETROSPECTIVE OF FILM – screened at the Nandan Auditorium.

Antaram (Monologue)

Swayamvaram (One’s Own Choice)

Kodiyettam (Ascent)

Elippathayam (The Rat Trap)

Mukhamukham (Face to Face)

Mathilukal (The Walls)

Vidheyan (The Servile)

Kathapurushan (Man of the Story)

Nizhalkuttu (Shadow Kill)

Documentaries:

Kalamandalam Ramkutty Nair
Kalamandalam Gopi
Past in Perspective
Yakshagana
Krishnattam
The Chola Heritage
Guru Chengannur

The festival took place in collaboration with Nandan, Kolkata and the National Film Archive of India Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

Conversation: ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN IN CONVERSATION WITH DR. SOMNATH ZUTSHI at the Max Mueller Bhavan Auditorium.

ADOOR GOPALAKRISHNAN TALKS TO STUDENTSabout his films at Nandan auditorim.

Exhibition: An exhibition of photographs by Peter Bialobrzeski- NEONTIGERS, HEIMAT, presented in collaboration with the Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan , Kolkata.

 

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