Kumar's Talkies and Janani's Juliet

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Saturday March 14, 2020
7:00 pm
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Kumar's Talkies
20 mins. LIVE

A live edit using Pad.ma, of sound recordings made for Pankaj's first feature film Kumar Talkies by PM Satheesh in Kalpi in 1997. With visuals from a VHS rough-cut of the 16 mm film, shot by Avijit Mukul Kishore. Kumar Talkies won a National Award for Best Audiography in 1999.

Janani's Juliet
53 mins. 2019

A Puducherry based theater company wants to remake a four-century-old tragedy about love and class as a contemporary story of inter-caste love, and a filmmaker is drawn in by the process. Their awakenings are triggered by Kaushalya, whom they visit in person and on screen. Love can annihilate caste, that was the power Kaushalya and Shankar wielded; and so the tragedy. As the narratives devolve and the cast and directors evolve revealing their own entitlements and limitations - both play and film take form. Janani's Juliet won best documentary at International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) in 2019 and was an official entry from India for the Oscars.

Followed by a conversation with Pankaj.

A season of long films

Pad.ma invites you to
Rivers without Banks
at CAMP

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.

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.

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.

Battle for Banaras

Battle for Banaras
Kamal Swaroop, 2014
2hrs 13mins
Friday, 18th November. 8 pm
Kamal and the crew will be present.

Through the film we cutaway to the river's edge and two men talking, about this place, and about politics older than the modern Indian city. Then we enter the city again, and its rushes of electoral spectacle, surging crowds, politically astute residents, actions designed for this time and place. When Kamal Swaroop says "I am no longer speaking, in my films" he seems to mean that he watching the crowds, listening, looking from whatever distance is possible, often with a long lens and a small crew.

Ghashiram Kotwal - the film by YUKT

Ghashiram Kotwal (1976)
103 mins.

Kavita Gherao (1998)
20 mins.

Saturday 17th December, 2016
6:30 pm
CAMP rooftop

Ghashiram Kotwal is the only collectively authored production of YUKT (some members say it stood for: Union of Kinematographers and Technicians) which included people whose names are today far more familiar than when the film was made in 1976, such as Om Puri or Kamal Swaroop.

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.

Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Ja Riya Hoon

7:00pm
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.

As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children

A Timeline and a Film, with Priya Sen

7:00 pm ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
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YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya



From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling

Screening and Discussion: A Passage through Passages

Screening of a new 5-channel film by CAMP: 85 minutes

A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites.

The screening is followed by a discussion, and a response from Susan Schuppli.

A PASSAGE THROUGH PASSAGES: On Roads in South Asia

A Passage Through Passages is inspired by ethnographic and archival work in five field sites. The central feature of the exhibition is a multi-screen film work by CAMP.

CAMP: Beginnings

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.

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