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.
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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.
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.
On three screens, a city-symphony filmed by automated CCTV cameras in Amsterdam pushing their optical and motor 'patrolling' capacities to an extreme.
In advance of CAMP's solo at De Appel and in collaboration with LIMA - a screening of two of the studio’s earlier acclaimed projects that examine surveillance, society, and cinematic apparatus.
New work at the Chennai Photobiennial, drawing from the photo archives of The Hindu, a 140-year old newspaper based out of Chennai.
CAMP presented at the Inhabited Sea roundtable at IIT Bombay. "An initiative that seeks to create a new imaginary for the terrain of Mumbai."
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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 third in our series of archival journeys through housing in Hamara Shehar. Part 3: From "Right" to "Information", KRVIA Auditorium, from 11 am.