Many Months in Mirya

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.

Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

A roof-top that has been active for ten years.

A season of Footage and Films Part 2. Two Footage Films

Two Footage Films, or How to make use of a Footage Archive.

Saturday,
December 18th, 2010,
6:30 pm onwards.

1. Domestic Tourism II
Maha Maamoun, 2009
60 minutes.

2. Workers Leaving the Factory
Harun Farocki, 1995
36 minutes.

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.

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.

Cinema weekends at Winter CAMP rooftop

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;)

John Berger, A Seventh Time

Video and Stills with accompanying commentary
90 minutes
7:00 pm
*plus a newly-scanned copy of "A Seventh Man", Berger's photo-text book on migrant work.



worker photography_from home to home

Migrant Worker Cellphone Photography from Surat, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Save the date for this event with Ajeevika. The format is, watching 50 projected photographs over two hours, while talking about them. Several photographers will attend.

Festival des Trois Continents

Celebrates its 40th year with an inventory of 40 films and a publication. CAMPs From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf along with films of Wang Bing, Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-Liang, Lav Diaz, Akram Zaatari, Lucrecia Martel, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Abbas Kiarostami...

Evening Landscape from the Control Room

From the rooftop of this artists' studio in Chuim Village, you are taken on a virtual tour of the neighbourhood. 90 minutes: Live video, audio and archival print material, with live commentary.

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.

An Oceanic Feeling

CAMP’s From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013) at the Len Lye Center Cinema, New Plymouth

From Bandra North to Khar East (Virtual i.e. Real Landscape)

via RTI, TDR, Cyprus, Speculative Housing, Capital Flight, GBGB Andolan, Multicam Stings, Drone Leaks, Abu, Adarsh, Alyque, Naezy, Nayak, Rajjo, Tiger, .pdf and .xlsx.

Part 3 of our video-lectures on housing histories of Bombay-Mumbai 6:30 pm

Housing Histories Seminar

"Ghar Mein Shehar Hona: City Housing in a Cultural Matrix, 1951 to 2020". Three evenings of immersive histories on CAMP Rooftop.

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