Cinemela 2006

1st CINEMELA

14-16 April, 2006

School of Arts & Aesthetics Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi, India

14th April

Inauguration by Aruna Vasudev, Eminent Scholar and Editor of the film journal ‘Cinemaya’

Panel Discussion
‘Current Media Scenario: what is to be done?’

Panelists:
Prof. Purushottam Agrawal, critic
Prof. Jayati Ghosh, economist
Rakesh Sharma, Filmmaker
Uday Sahay, Dy Director General, Prasar Bharati
Sahjo Singh, filmmaker
Utpal Borpujari, film critic and journalist

MORE MEN IN BLACK/ Sudhir Gupta/ Hindi/ 30 min/Documentary
…… they also live in Delhi… … do you know them?

WHAT’S LIFE/ Sultan Ahmed/ Marathi and Hindi/ 12.30 min/Documentary
…… we Pardis are not criminal

ELEGY OF DARKNESS/Arnab Gayan/ Assamese/5.30min/ Short film
…… the meager quantity of chicken and that family

FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL/ Dakrin Bajarange (chhara)/Gujurati/20min/Docu Drama
Madaris (snake charmers) of Gujurat struggle to live

MANUFACTURED POVERY- Director’s cut/Wenceslaus Mendes & Simran Issar/Manipuri/12.26 min/Documentary
Documents the challenges imposed on the indigenous market women of the khwairamband Nupi Keithel in Manipur.

RANPHOOL/Vrushalee Gatne/Marathi/8.12min/Docu Drama
Children as labourers…

KORA RAJEE/Biju Toppo/oroan/52min./Documentary
…… when we take a sip from our cup of tea, do we realize that 80% of labour in it is of adivasis?

THE SEEDKEEPERS/Farida Pacha/telugu/29min./documentary
Looking at the transformation of Dalit women’s lives through their involvement in an ecological movement in Andhra Pradesh

KITTE MIL VE MAHI/Ajay Bharadwaj/Punjabi/72min./Documentary
……a people’s narrative of the cultural traditions of Dalits in Punjab

15th April

CITY OF PHOTOS/Nishtha Jain/Hindi and English/60min./Documentary
explores the little known ethos of neighborhood photo studios in Indian cities

CHILDREN IN THE HIDDEN WORLD/Rowshan Ara Ruksana Sarker/Bangla/29min./Docu Drama
……the new born is a girl child and everyone is happy in the brothel

PRAKASH- Travelling Cinema/Megha B. Lakhani/Gujurati and Hindi/13.39min./Documentary
……do you remember the bioscope film projector?

TRANSPOSED BODIES/Katja Pratschke/German/27min./Short Film
…when the two friends are decapitated in an accident

ANNAOTTOANNA/Clemens Pichler/German/9.30min./Short Film
Otto and Anna’s relationship is stuck in an unbearable rut……

IN SEARCH OF A JOB/Mrinal Talukdar/Assamese/14min./Documentary
Have you ever heard of elephants begging on the streets?

ME, MEERA/Subhakar/English/58min./Short Film
A walker’s guide to Hyderabad

USI SHAHJAHANPUR MEIN/Urdu and Hindi/33min./documentary
About a communal ritual performed by Secular State

STAY LIKE THIS/Sven Taddicken/German/15min./Short Film
……a young girl sppeds off to the Baltic Sea in a stolen car to bury her dead boyfriend

GO TO GO/Florin Mischa Boder/German/11min./Short Film
……the little crimes in the evening, nights spent driving around… and songs they sing together

SHADOW OF THE SUN/Reema Borah/Marathi/22min./Documentary
Based on the poetry of Arun Kolatkar

GOLI-The Marble Game/Manu/Malayalam/31min./Short Film
……there is only playground and childhood

LOADING/Raj Divakaran/no language/3min./Short Film
…video game … in an Indian Countryside

THE BAKARWAL/Asim Waqif/Laddakhi/26.42min./Documentary
… the kings of the Himalayas

HOWRAH HOWRAH/Till Passow/German and Bangla/26min./Documentary
……at Howrah station in Kolkata

16th April

JATRA JEEVAN/Kapilas Bhuyan/Oriya/50 min./Documentary
……the Jatra is not only a ritual performance

LAKE OF DESPAIR/Sneharis Das/Kashmiri and Hindi/31min./Documentary
In the Dal Lake……

ZULM AUR AMAN/Daljit Ami/Urdu/6min/Video
……do we need war?

SKY FILM/Jiska Rickels/German/15min./Short Film
What was the sky like when you were a child?…

EK THA LAL PARI/Rajdeep Randhava/Hindi/46min/Documentary
What dries an eunuch to want to live with a man as wife?…..

WAITING/Atul Gupta and Shabnam Ara/Kashmiri/39min/Documentary
……surviving in Kashmir

USKA AANA/Anwar Jamal and Sahjo Singh/Hindi/33min/Documentary
……she is not welcome

FREE CHOICE/Daniel Kunle, Immo Ludemann/German/6min./Documentary
…a continuous documentary

THE STORY OF SUNI/Subas Das/Oriya/5.52min./Short Film
……don’t you feel sad when the sun sets?

THE SCHOOLBOY/Edina Kontsek/German/7min./Short Film
…Ideally Paul would prefer to stay in bed today

ENCOUNTER/Suraj Duwarah/no language/1.50min./Short Film
…killing…killing…killing

CTRL + ALT + DEL/Saurabh Gupta/English/25min/Short Film
Everbody has a story. This one begins at the end

THE GIRL WITH THE MUSIC BOX/ Aruna Nair/English/18.32min./Short Film
… in a school…

DO THE DEW/Debshish Bharadwaj/English/6min./Short Film
… the value of commodity and consumption

TALKS/Mickel Rentsch/German/18min./Short Film
… a bus stops

SAAH/Simran K.S. Lamba/Bangla/9.27min./Short film
…they are old.. they must go…

SMALL CHANGE/Marc Andreas Bochert/German/15min./Short Film
… a businessman and homeless..

GROWING METRE/Ignacio Sanchez Bravo/Spanish/1min/Short Film
… don’t be so selfish

RAKT TILAK/Manoj Jha/Maithili/29min/Short Film
…they are also living beings

THIS IS MY NOCTURNE/Anirban Dutta/29.38min./Docu Drama
A few forgotten nocturnal liaisons… unseen, uninhabited…

SHOOT GOALS, SHOOT MOVIES
A collection of one minute long short films from across the globe on the love of football

Supported by

JNU Students’ Union                             

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