Persistence Resistance 2012

Posted by Magic Lantern Foundation on January 23, 2012

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Presenting a video report on Persistence Resistance 2012 which aired on Rajya Sabha TV's 8 PM news bulletin on 18 Feb, 2012.
Four films being screened at the Persistence Resistance 2012 have won awards at the recently concluded Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2012. Nitin K. Pamnani’s I am Your Poet won the Golden Conch for the Best Documentary Film (upto 40 minutes). Nitin’s film is about the poetry of Rama Shankar Yadav ‘Vidrohi.’ Mamta Murthy’s Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premiere Show dealing with the...
Don't Cut My Head Off, a film by Somnath Batabyal, Matti Pohjonen, Kazimuddin Ahmed and Pradip Saha, is a plea from people who face reality, to the smart people who negotiate to manage reality. Seno Tsuhah, from Chizami village in Nagaland went to the Copenhagen Climate Meet in 2009, and came back home disappointed. The film travels between Copenhagen and Chizami, and captures the ‘disconnect’...
From farms to fashion shows, from college campuses to the countryside, a film that looks at India’s growing inequality and our own complicity in its creation. Nero’s Guests is a story about India’s agrarian crisis and the growing inequality seen through the work of the Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, P. Sainath. Through sustained coverage of the farm crisis, Sainath and his colleagues created...
Bom - aka One Day Ahead of Democracy by Amlan Datta is a real life story of transition; an ancient civilization being invaded and obliterated by the modern democracy. Malana, a remote village in the Himalayas, isolated from outside civilization for thousands of years has been fostering a divine existence in harmony with nature and a unique model of democracy of consensus. The hidden treasure of...
K. R. Manoj's documentary A Pestering Journey unravels the many interwoven layers of culture and agriculture and foregrounds the logic of green revolution. Taking a pestering turn, the journey blurs the boundaries of nature and culture, of self and other, of life and death and many other comfortable binaries we inhabit. It tries to ask how much regard for life a culture should have to ponder over...
Physicist and environmental activist, Vandana Shiva will lead a post-screening discussion on 'Bitter Seeds'. Bitter Seeds (2011) is the final film in director Micha X. Peled's Globalisation trilogy which has won 18 international awards and been screened in more than 100 film festivals. Following Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (2000) and China Blue (2005), Shiva advised Peled to make a...
In an attempt to create space for free interaction between filmmakers and the audience, in-depth conversations, Q&As and discussions with filmmakers will traverse different terrains in documentary form and practice. Other Cinemas in India: Production and Piracy, Circulation and Censorship  A Panel Discussion following the Premiere of Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premiere Show Friday, 10 Feb...
Homai Vyarawalla, who passed away on January 2012 at the age of ninety-eight, was India’s first woman press photographer. Many of Vyarawalla’s images chronicling the defining moments that led to India’s partition and Independence and the three decades after have acquired an iconic status in popular memory. Belonging to the cosmopolitan Parsi community in India, the story of Homai Vyarawalla’s...
Tareque Masud was an award-winning Bangladeshi independent film director. One of Masud's earliest works was the documentary Muktir Gaan (The Song of Freedom, 1995) where camera follows a music troupe during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. The members of the troupe sing songs to inspire freedom fighters. His first full-length feature film, Matir Moina (The Clay Bird) which debuted at the...

 

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Director: Kersti Uibo
English (subtitled), 65 min, 2011, Estonia

The film captures the flow and simple beauty of daily life in a monastery standing on a hill above the Serbian village of VelikaHoca in Kosovo. The director asks the viewer to set aside any expectation of hearing a “story” and instead to observe quietly as in life. The serenity of the film provides a...

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