Miryavar Kahi Mahine
3 hours 50 mins
Marathi with English subs
Camera and Direction: Renu Savant
6:30 pm onwards
Camera and Direction: Renu Savant Editing: Rikhav Desai
In 2015, I stayed and shot in my ancestral village in western coastal India, thus starting an experiment of documenting/killing 'time'....
The canvas demanded the scale of a longer narrative form, like a novel in digital video.
The intention behind the project was, through the camera, to do a political study of a village, where the very act of researching is constantly put into relief. Interactions of power across caste, class and gender lines played out around me...
Filmed by Renu over many months in 2015, on a 600D camera, Miryavar Kahi Mahine is a lyrical ethnography of a village in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a generous, steady exploration of many characters and forces in the village; natural and human-made, historical and present. 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.
The film was awarded the John Abraham Award for Best Documentary, at the Signs film Festival, Kochi September 2017.
Do join us for the Mumbai preview of this film in the company of the director and editor.
Renu Savant is an FTII graduate. Her previous two films Airawat and Aaranyak have been recipients of National Awards.
Rikhav Desai is a film editor living and working in Mumbai. He edits documentary films, art installation videos and, occasionally, fiction films.
This season of projections at CAMP begins on weekend evenings starting Saturday, February 29, or leap year day.
Followed by a discussion with Anamika Haksar and many cast and crew members.
As part of Mother Courage and her Unruly, Loving Children
We will update with new date shortly
Saturday March 14, 2020
with Pankaj Rishi Kumar
Two Footage Films, or How to make use of a Footage Archive.
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.
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.
Listings of the film screenings held every weekend on CAMP's roof during January and February, hosted by Pirate Cinema Berlin.
More to come next winter, when CAMP gets a brand new roof and makes a brand new cinema;)
Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
*plus a newly-scanned copy of "A Seventh Man", Berger's photo-text book on migrant work.
Punto De Vista
International Documentary Festival of Navarra
Retrospective: Oceanic Feeling
ASSEMBLY, 30 min.
YEH FREEDOM LIFE, 70 min
Followed by a discussion with Priya
Shaina Anand in conversation with Shaunak Sen Talk: India Art Fair 02 Feb, 5:00-5:45 PM
Drawing from a recent body of post-cinema assemblages and experiences from the Mumbai based collaborative studio CAMP, artists, filmmakers and researchers Shaina Anand and Shaunak Sen will discuss the before and after of Cinema and the Present.
CAMP did an afternoon seminar with the Goldsmiths curatorial knowledge PhD program and its "advanced practices" group. With Irit Rogoff, Adnan Madani, Ramon Amaro, Bridget Crone and students.
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 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.
Shaina presents the infrastructures of CAMP and her cinema programming at ECH, Kolkata.
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.