THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Invitation to 3rd Kolkata People's Film Festival : 22-24 January, Jogesh Mime Academy


THIRD KOLKATA PEOPLE'S FILM FESTIVAL
22-24 JANUARY 2016
JOGESH MIME ACADEMY, KOLKATA
FREE ENTRY

Dear friends,

With immense pleasure, we invite you to participate in the Third Kolkata People's Film Festival, which will be held during 22-24 January 2016, at the Jogesh Mime Academy, Kolkata. The festival runs from 11 am to 9 pm on all three days. Entry is free and open to all. We ask you to register your name and contact at the front desk, in order for us to stay in touch with you.

Below, please find information and highlights of the festival. The full schedule is appended too. For more information on the films, filmmakers, sessions etc., please visit our website: http://corkolkata.wordpress.com

Please spread the word. KPFF is your festival, come and be a part of it!

With warm regards,
Kolkata People's Film Festival
Organising Team. 


About the Festival

KPFF is a no-sponsorship, people-funded film festival, now in its third year, organised on the maxim of 'people's culture with people's support', which means it is organised fully by individual contributions from people and by voluntary labour and planning of film society activists and the film audience. No tickets or passes are required to attend. People are welcome to contribute whatever they can or like to support the festival.

The festival is part of the 'cinema of resistance' movement, a India-wide grassroots cinema movement. In Kolkata, the KPFF is organized by the People's Film Collective, a film collective 
aligned with people's struggles in the country

KPFF focuses on documentary and other cinema which is people-centric and hopes to create a platform where activists, filmmakers, audiences meet to watch and discuss films together, and exchange dialogue on the burning political and social issues of the day.

We dedicate the Third Kolkata People's Film Festival to people's poet and rebel, Vidrohi.





Some Highlights of the Third KPFF

 

DEEPA DHANRAJ RETROSPECTIVE

In the first retrospective of the works of veteran feminist documentary filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj in Kolkata, we will be screening the following four films along with a Keynote address delivered by Deepa.

Keynote Address: Feminist Voices in the Indian Documentary

22 January | 5:15 pm | Festival Venue


Kya Hua is Shahar Ko? [1986]

22 January | 6:25 pm | Festival Venue


Something Like a War [1991]

23 January | 2:50 pm | Festival Venue


The Advocate [2007]

24 January | 11:30 am | Festival Venue






 

WHOSE LAND? WHOSE LABOUR?

Our main theme on 24 January 2016. Here we will screen three documentaries made in 2015 which raise the most burning issues on land and labour in India at the present times.

The Referendum [2015]

'On the Dongria Kodh's historic battle to protest the Niyamgiri from Vedanta Corporation'

Dir: Tarun Mishra | 66 mins | 2015

Followed by an interaction with the Filmmaker

3:10 pm | 24th January


The Factory [2015]

'On the historic struggle of the Maruti workers and their continuing persecution'

Dir: Rahul Roy | 132 mins | 2015
Followed by an interaction with suspended Maruti workers and the filmmaker
4:30 pm | 24th January

Aah (The Sigh) [2015]

'On the struggle of contract workers in cement factories of Chattisgarh'

Dir: Ajay TG | 26 mins | 2015
Followed by an interaction with the filmmaker
2:30 pm | 24th January





MEMORY AGAINST FORGETTING

Our main theme on 23 January 2016. Here we will screen two documentaries made in 2015 which dwell on the questions of structural violence, memory and justice.


What the Fields Remember [2015]

'On the Nellie massacre of 1983, a film exploring violence, memory and justice'

Dir: Subasri Krishnan | 52 mins | 2015
Followed by an interaction with the Filmmaker

4:15 pm | 23rd January


Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) [2015]

'On the forced dissapearances in Kashmir, and memory as a political act'

Dir: Iffat Fatima | 93 mins | 2015

Followed by an interaction with the Filmmaker

12:10 pm | 23rd January



FEATURE LENGTH FICTION

We will be screening the following three feature length fiction films in the festival-

Court

by Chaitanya Tamhane on 22nd January


Mor Thengary

by Aung Rakhine on 23rd January

(this is the first film made in Chakma language in Bangladesh, and has been denied a censor certificate there!)


Chauthi Koot

by Gurvindar Singh on 24th January

(The first screening of the film in Kolkata)


YOUNG ADULTS SESSION 
(we specially expect those in the age group 12-18 to attend although the session is open to all)
January 22Friday 11 am to 1:30 pm
Registration: 10 am to 10:30 am
Open to audience of all ages. Free Entry. No tickets/passes required
 

Jeevanshala: School of Life
 dir: Manasi Pingle / India
Two & Two   
dir: Babak Anvari / India

Abuelas (Grandmothers)
dir: Afarin Eghbal / Argentina
Jaadui Machchi (Magic Fish)
dir: Ektara Collective / India
Chanda ke Joote (Chanda's Shoes)
dir: Ektara Collective / India
 
Storytelling: Biren Das Sharma (SRFTI, Kolkata) and Maheen, Rinchin, Pallav from Ektara Collective (Bhopal)



 

Contact Us

WEB: corkolkata.wordpress.com

EMAIL: peoplesfilmcollective@gmail.com,cor.kolkata@gmail.com

PHONE: +91-9163736863

FB: facebook.com/KolkataPeoplesFilmFestival



FULL SCHEDULE


DAY 1 | 22 JAN 2016 | FRIDAY

[10-11] Registration (Free)
[11 am] Young adults session
Jeevanshala – Manasi Pingle
Two & Two – Babak Anvari
Abuelas – Afarin Eghbal
Jaadui Machchi – Ektara Collective
Chanda ke Joote – Ektara Collective
Interaction/Storytelling - Biren Das Sharma & Ektara Collective

[1:30-2:30] BREAK

[2:30 pm] Court - Chaitanya Tamhane
[4:35-4:45] BREAK
[4:45 pm] Inaugural Session
[5:15 pm] Keynote Address - Feminist Voices in the Indian Documentary - Deepa Dhanraj

[6:15-6:25] BREAK

[6:25 pm] RETROSPECTIVE | Kya Hua is Shahar Ko? -Deepa Dhanraj
Interaction with Filmmaker 
[8:15-8:20] BREAK
[8:20 pm] Taking Side - Meghnath/Biju Toppo
Interaction with Filmmaker 


DAY 2 | 23 JAN 2016 | SATURDAY

[11 am] Mor Thengary - Aung Rakhine
[12 pm] Khoon Diy Baarav -Iffat Fatima
Interaction with Filmmaker 

[1:50-2:50] BREAK

[2:50 pm] RETROSPECTIVE | Something Like a War - Deepa Dhanraj
Interaction with Filmmaker 
[4:05-4:15] BREAK
[4:15 pm] What the Fields Remember - Subasri Krishnan
Interaction with Filmmaker 

[5:30-5:40] BREAK

[5:40 pm] Round Table discussion - Towards a People's Cinema - Discussants: Ajay TG (Chhattisgarh), Meghnath (Akhra Collective, Jharkhand), Manoj Kumar Singh (Gorkahpur Film Society, Uttar Pradesh), Maheen Mirza (Ektara Collective, Bhopal), Tarun Kumar Mishra (Samadrusti Collective, Odisha), Dwaipayan Banerjee (People's Film Collective, West Bengal), Deepa Dhanraj (Karnataka, erstwhile Yugantar Collective). Moderated by: Kasturi, People's Film Collective.

[7:10-7:20] BREAK
[7:20 pm] In Camera - Ranjan Palit


DAY 3 | 24 JAN 2016 | SUNDAY

[11 amCaste on the Menu Card – Atul Anand, Ananyaa Gaur, Anurup Khillare, Reetika Revathy Subramanian and Vaseem Chaudhary
[11:25 am] RETROSPECTIVE | The Advocate - Deepa Dhanraj
Interaction with Filmmaker 

[1:50-2:30] BREAK

[2:30 pm] Aah (The Sigh) - Ajay TG
Interaction with Filmmaker 
[3:00-3:10] BREAK
[3:10 pm] The Referendum - Tarun Kumar Mishra
Interaction with Filmmaker 

[4:20-4:30] BREAK

[4:30 pm] The Factory - Rahul Roy
Interaction with Satish and Ravinder from Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union and Provisional Committee of
  Dismissed Workers & the filmmaker, Rahul Roy
[6:50-7:05] CLOSING WORDS & BREAK
[7:05 pmChauthi Koot - Gurvindar Singh

For full information on the films, filmmakers, sessions etc., please visit our website: http://corkolkata.wordpress.com




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