Naata

The Bond
Director: Anjali Monteiro & K. P. Jayasankar
English (subtitled), 46 min, 2003, India
Naata is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, two activists and friends, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia.
Naata
A still from Naata
Synopsis:

'Naata' is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, two activists and friends, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia. This film explores their work, which has included the collective production and use of visual media for ethnic amity. 'Naata' is also about us; among other things, it is an attempt to reflect on how we relate to spaces of the other, spaces like Dharavi. It is, above all, about Mumbai, the city that encompasses Bhau, Waqar and us.

Producer: School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Director: Anjali Monteiro & K. P. Jayasankar
Camera: K. P. Jayasankar
Editing: Anjali Monteiro, K. P. Jayasankar
Sound: Harikumar M.
Select Screenings:
  • Film South Asia 2003, Kathmandu
  • Travelling Film South Asia, 2003-04
  • River to River Film Festival 2003, Florence
  • The First and the Last Experimental Film Festival 2003
  • Sydney World Social Forum Film Festival 2004
  • Mumbai Vikalp - Films For Freedom 2004, Mumbai
  • Social Communication Cinema Conference and Festival, Kolkata, 2004
  • Goettingen International Film Festival 2004, Goettingen, Germany
  • II International Visual Anthropology Festival and Conference, Moscow, 2004
  • Zanzibar International Film Festival 2004, Tanzania
  • The Fourth Annual Festival of Visual Culture 2004, Joensuu, Finland
  • 8th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films 2003, Giza, Egypt
  • 8th International Film Festival of Human Rights of Spain 2004 at Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Girona and Vinaroz
  • 7th International Festival of Documentary Film & Visual Anthropology Astra Filmfest 2004, Sibiu, Romania
  • Platforma Video 2004, Athens, Greece
  • Budapest HumanRights Film Festival, 2004, Hungary
  • South Asian International Film Festival 2004, New York
  • 3rd Forum for Visual Anthropology 2005, Geneva
  • CRONOGRAF- International Documentary Film Festival, Chisinau, Moldova
  • Signs 2005, Festival of Documentaries and Short Features, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • 9th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2005, Oxford
  • IV Festival Internacional del Documental Tres Continentes (IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela 2005
  • Ethnographic Film Festival of Montreal, Canada
  • Aperture Film Festival 2013, Australia
  • Parramasala Arts Festival, Australia 2013
  • Telecast on YLE Finnish Television Network, Finland NDTV 24/7
About the Director:

Dr. Anjali Monteiro is professor, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr. Monteiro has a Masters Degree in Economics and a PHD in Sociology. She is involved in media production, teaching and research. Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala organised a retrospective of her work with Dr. K. P. Jayasankar in 2006. Dr. Monteiro is a recipient of the Howard Thomas Memorial Fellowship in Media Studies and was attached to the University of Western Sydney in 2000. She was a Fulbright visiting lecturer for 2006-07, attached to the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. K. P. Jayasankar, is professor and Chair, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr. Jayasankar has an M.A. in German language and a Ph. D in Humanities and Social Sciences. He is involved in media production, teaching and research. Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala organised a retrospective of his work with Dr. Anjali Monteiro in 2006. Dr. Jayasankar was a Howard Memorial Fellow in Media Studies, attached to Goldsmith’s College, London and a DAAD visiting scholar at the University of Heidelberg.

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