July to December 2006

July-August
Reba Hore: an exhibition of her paintings and sketches. This was followed by the release of her Journal Banga Payer Diary

September
Americana: a film festival at the Seagull Book store, the films that were screened are given as follows:
The Control Room*(2004)
Directed by Jehane Noujaim, Written by Julia Bacha and Jehane Noujaim

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism* (2004)
Directed by Robert Greenwald

The Panama Deception (1992)
Directed by Barbara Trent, Written by David Kasper

Roger & Me* (1989)
Directed and Written by Michael Moore

Wal Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)
Directed by Robert Greenwald

The Road to Guantanmo (2006)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Hearts & Mind (1974)
Directed by Peter Davis

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
Directed by Alex Gibney

The Corporation* (2003)
Directed by Mark Achbar

An Evening of Poetry and Performance with OLUMIDE POPOOLA at the Seagull bookstore. Olumide Popoola is a 30- year old Nigerian-German poet who performed her poetry in a variety of style, such as African story-telling, jazz poetry, hip hop and dramatic expression.

PEACE WOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE, an exhibition of 1000 Peace Women.
(in collaboration with Swayam) at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre
The exhibition included 1000 postcards with portraits and messages from peace women. The idea behind the exhibition was to present the most essential information about each peacewoman in a way that is intimate, powerful and highly practical to transport and set up. A documentary film: Redefining Peace: Women Lead the Way Produced by Sangat and Visual Search in association with 1000 women for Nobel Peace Prize- 2005 was also screened as part of the exhibition.

October
MEN, MARTIANS, MACHINES : A Season of Science Fiction Films.
at Seagull Bookstore. The festival included the films which are mentioned below:

The Thing From Another World Directed by Christian Nyby (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Directed by Don Siegel (1956)
Alphaville Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (1965)
12 Monkeys Directed by Terry Gilliam (1995)
The Day the Earth Stood Still Directed by Robert Wise (1951)
War of the Worlds Directed by Byron Haskin (1953)
The Quatermass Experiment Directed by Val Guest (1961)
The Man Who Fell to Earth Directed by Nicholas Roeg (1975)
The City of Lost Children Directed by Jeunet & Caro (1995)
Ecoute Voir Directed by Hugo Santiago (1978)

October-November
EXHIBITION: REGHU an exhibition of ceramic sculptures
Reghu’s sculptures are made of clay; pinched, coiled or slabbed forming simple human beings which appear energetic although fragile. A further step traces these forms emerging from his roots in an agricultural family, based in a rural environment in Kerala.

Saturday Sessions. Screening & Discussion
September
La Regle de Jeu (Rules of the Game)
Dir: Jean Renoir

October
Spanish Earth
Dir: Joris Evens

November
Night & Fog
Dir: Alain Resnais

 

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