A season of long films

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.

We chose these films for their primacy, their resilience and their beauty. For the formal expansion of the cinematic into something immersive and extreme. Our agenda is also a selfish one. These are films that we want to see, and as Bombay enjoys cool winter nights, the open-air cinema on CAMP's roof invites us to view together films that don't seem to be well suited for solo sittings, confined in a room, glued to a chair, or worse, a computer screen.
If you come, we will keep you hydrated and fed. Please bring cushions and blankets if you like. Do RSVP so we can plan our resources. At the end of each 'mini-series' is a day for discussion. This an important day, since discussions after each film are not possible. Some of the films finish after the last of the public transport stops, please keep this in mind. You are of course  welcome to be at CAMP till morning. Please note times for each film, some start earlier than others.

Directions: http://camputer.org/campstudio.html
RSVP: info(at)camputer.org

Weekend 1

Fri Dec 27 6 pm - Kagadanan sa Banwaan ning mga Engkanto
Death in the Land of Encantos (Lav Diaz, 2007, 9:04)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 3:30 am

Sat Dec 28 3:30 pm - Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Wang Bing, 2003, 9:17)
    begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 2:00 am

Sun Dec 29 6 pm - Satantango (Bela Tarr, 1994, 7:01)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 1:30 am

Mon Dec 30 6:00 pm - Discussion

Weekend 2

Fri Jan 03 6 pm - Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, 2004, 6:42)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 11:30 pm

Sat Jan 04 6 pm - The Journey (Peter Watkins, 1987, 14:30)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 2:00 am

Sun Jan 05 6 pm - The Journey (continued)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 1:30 am

Weekend 3 (after a week's break)

Sat Jan 18 6 pm - Out 1: noli me tangere (Jacques Rivette/Suzanne Schiffman, 1971, 12:18)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 1:00 am

Sun Jan 19 6 pm - Out 1: noli me tangere (continued)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 0:30 am

Mon Jan 20 6:00 pm - Discussion

Weekend 4

Fri Jan 24 6 pm - La hora de los hornos
The Hour of the Furnaces (Octavio Getino/Fernando E. Solanas, 1968, 3:50)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 10:30 pm

Sat Jan 25 6 pm - Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985, 9:02)
    begins at 6:30 pm and ends at 3:30 am

Sun Jan 26 3:30 pm - Ningen no joken
The Human Condition (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959-1961, 9:35)
    begins at 4:00 pm and ends at 2:00 am

Mon Jan 27 5:00 pm - Discussion followed by a Bonus Screening!
     7:00 pm  Histoire(s) du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard, 1988-1998, 4:24)

Gallery: A season of long films
Pirate Cinema Bombay

Pirate Cinema from Berlin, who we are working with on the video archive
http://pad.ma, present a series of weekly (Sunday) events in the Pirate Cinema tradition, on films and footage.

Mother Truth and her Unruly, Loving Children

SUSPENDED :( Hope to be back in the near future
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.

THE NEW MEDIUM III: Multi-Screen Cinema

A 2-day festival within the Mumbai Film Festival. Sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in the cinema hall. Curated by Shaina Anand.

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Ja Riya Hoon

Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.

As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children

Palestine-Israel Double Bill

If Jerusalem is the capital of both Israel and Palestine, and on the eve of Netanyahu's visit to a historically Palestine-friendly India, we bring you two films with surprising images and voices...

Kumar's Talkies and Janani's Juliet

We will update with new date shortly
Saturday March 14, 2020
7:00 pm
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar


A chronological viewing of 14 films beginning with Vertovs Man with the Movie Camera, and concluding with Farockis Parallel I-IV; The New Medium presents innovations in Cinema.

At the 18th MAMI Film Festival
20th October to 27th October 2016

When the moving image came into being it was seen as the seventh art, an alchemical medium with the potential to transform the spatial arts: architecture, sculpture and painting, and the temporal arts: music, poetry and dance.


is an ongoing public-access media archival project, centered around video as a medium of documentation, collection, argumentation and exchange. Its objective is to consolidate, densely annotate, and make available online several scattered collections of video material, to begin with in Mumbai and Bangalore. Pad.ma is a collaboration between oil21.org, CAMP, Majlis, Point of View, the Alternative Law Forum, and other future contributors.

A Season of Footage and Films

CAMP presents
Saturday or Sunday evening screenings through winter, exploring footage both within and outside the usual capsule of "the film". An experience that could be similar to watching films, or at other times harder to digest, or slower to release, closer to the moment of shooting, less censorious, and less fearful of finitude. Another life, another world of viewing and listening experiences is always possible.

Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top venue that has been active since 2007, in this location since 2009.

Pirate Cinema 7

End of the Winter Season
Sunday, February 15
7 pm - 10 pm
CAMP rooftop.

Jago Hua Savera

We invite you in the cities of Batticaloa, Bombay, Chittagong, Delhi, Dhaka, Karachi, Khulna, Kolkata and Lahore, to change the course of a film's history, sip from its waters, taste its oddness of...

Many Months in Mirya

The film evokes the practice of the diary film, at once observational and reflexive, and draws power from its twin strategies of frugal economy and long duration. Screening & discussion with Renu.

Broken Cameras

The Neighbour Before the House
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar
الجار قبل الدار

What the Cameras Saw and Remembered

Two films by CAMP
Al Jaar Qabla Al Daar (The Neighbour before the House)
From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Captial Circus (2009)

The Unfaithful Octopus
MAIIAM Contemporary

To See is To Change

with Bombay Tilts Down (2022) and A Photogenic Line, (2019) as part of Photo 24, Melbourne.
In this pair of large-scale works, CAMP explore two sides of their practice; one that produces experimental film and video, often with unusual equipment and angles of participation, and another that creates and animates archives of moving images, documents and photography.


Low-End Therapy
By Swadesi crew Kaali Duniya (Bamboy/Tushar Adhav) with guest MC's Kranti Naari, Pratika, MC Mawali, Khabardar Revolt.
BassBrahma and RaakShas Sound
Equality on the dance floor.

Bombay Tilts Down in Mumbai!

7-channel environment. 13 mins, on loop with two alternating soundtracks

A vertical landscape movie in facets. Filmed remotely by one CCTV camera from a single-point location atop a 35-floor building on E. Moses Road during the pandemic.


A tour of the work with CAMP in three acts.
12 January 7 pm, ft. Bamboy
13 January 6 pm
14 January 7:30 pm
20 January 7 pm

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