Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2013
25,26,27 January; Book Point, Anna Salai, Chennai; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jointly organised by MARUPAKKAM (a media activist group), Padapetti (a film magazine), Book Point (a book store).
Inauguration: 25 January 2013; 10 a.m.; Book Point
Chief Guests: B.Lenin (filmmaker, editor), George Kutty (critic, activist, writer)
Dir:Yaasib Vazquez; Mexico; 29 min; 2011; Spanish
Yuban is about the transformation of a Zapotecan community. It portraits the longing for a set of principles that are about to die and the effort the people make to keep their culture alive.
Chennai International Documentary & Short Film Festival 2013
27 January 2013; 4 pm; Book Point
V.Arasu (writer), Maruthu (painter), Chezhiyan (cinematographer)
Jai Bhim Comrade
Dir: Anand Patwardhan; 180 min; 2012; Marathi with Tamil subtitles
In 1997 a statue of Dr.Ambedkar in a Dalit colony in Mumbai was desecrated with footwear. As angry residents gathered, police opened fire killing 10. Vilas Ghogre, a leftist poet, hung himself in protest.
Jai Bhim Comrade shot over 14 years, follows the poetry and music of people like Vilas marks a subaltern tradition of reason that from the days of Buddha, has fought superstition and religious bigotry.
Special features of the festival:
*Around 30 films will be screened under the following sections:
1) International Films
2) Rest of India
3) Films from Tamilnadu
*Screening timings: 10 a.m. to 1 pm; 4 pm to 8 pm
*Interaction with filmmakers and technicians:
Every day 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
25 Jan: Sound and Documentary
Speakers: Rohini (filmmaker, actor), Aasaan Nambi (sound recordist)
26 Jan: Camera and Documentary
Speakers: Sunny Joseph (cinematographer), Someetharan (filmmaker)
27 Jan: Editing and Documentary
Speakers: Arun Mozhi (filmmaker); Amudhan R.P. (filmmaker)
Amudhan R.P.; R.R.Srinivasan; Senthil Nathan; Adavi Murali; Kutti Revathi; Someetharan; Aravind Kumar; Kumarakurubaran
All are welcome!