Jago Hua Savera (Day Shall Dawn) 90 mins
Filmed in 1958 on the banks of the River Meghna, in the village Saitnol some 50 kms from Dhaka, based on a pre-independence modernist Bengali novel by Manik Bandopadhyay, with an Urdu screenplay and lyrics by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, music by Timir Baran, photography by Walter Lassally, direction by AJ Kardar with Zahir Raihan and Shanti Kumar Chatterji as assistant directors, Nauman Taseer as producer, and featuring Tripti Mitra from IPTA and Khan Ata among a cast of amateur actors and locals, Jago Hua Savera's reception has been repeatedly thwarted by censorial politics, even amid its rediscovery as a humanist classic and collaborative adventure across nation-made lines.
We invite you in the cities of Batticaloa, Chittagong, Delhi, Dhaka, Karachi, Khulna, Kolkata, Lahore and Mumbai, to change the course of a film's charted history, sip from its waters and immerse in its light and shadows, taste its oddness of language; to experience together its cinematic force as a river without banks, streaming through time and space, and carrying with it our myriad readings and simultaneous narratives.
All screenings on: Sunday, 8th April 2018. All times local (synchronised in actual time)
6:30 pm Karachi IVS Gallery, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
6:30 pm Lahore Taseer Art Gallery
7:30 pm Chittagong Chittagong Arts Complex
7:30 pm Dhaka Zahir Raihan Film Society, Jahangirnagar University
7:30 pm Khulna
7:00 pm Kolkata TENT, Theatre for Experiments with New Technologies
7:00 pm Delhi SAA2, School of Arts and Aesthetics JNU
7:00 pm Mumbai CAMP Roof
Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
27th December, 2013 through 27th January, 2014
Before the start of a new year; and among big and small resolutions for the future we chose to ask ourselves what is free cinema today, what is its political and perceptual economy, and what could we summon of its powers, before embarking on new journeys of making and thinking.
Rivers without Banks is a screening program of films whose durations extend beyond conventional length. But importantly, this is not a collection put together quantitatively, even as we may argue that the epic scales present in the chosen films carry the weight of histories, and put together chronologically show us a century where individual everyday lives face the annals of terrible power; where the human condition battles with nature and technology, with love and loss, with good and evil.
Artist talk @ Beginnings with CAMP
Workshop with Students of ERG/Artistic Practices and Scientific Complexity Masters/Kobe Matthys at Argos.
Beginnings is an exhibition tracing some of the conceptual and artistic origins of CAMP. At ARGOS, Brussels as part of new beginnings at ARGOS itself.
Artist talk: Shaina A at Institute for Comparative Modernity, Cornell University.
A film program at Slought, with Shaina Anand /CAMP about surveillance systems, critical documentary filmmaking, subjectivity and distribution, and a screening of Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (60 min, 2011), followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shaina and Deborah A. Thomas.
Ishara Art Foundation
Ashok gives a part-biographical talk at the MMB, Mumbai, as part of the State of Nature series. Himalayan horticultural history, sewage-infused ice skating rinks, potato science and a series of proposals for art.
A 100-foot long branching sequence of cutouts drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper. Cutouts here are a way of reframing existing photographs as new organisms and to create a new boundary or border for the image.