Jogeshwari Video Project

Pani Sare Dhaga Ma (Water is In All the Clouds)

A collaborative project: CAMP, Agaaz, Akanksha Sewa Sangh and Nikhil Anand (CAMP and PUKAR associate.)



As in many cities, in Mumbai we barely witness the passage of water from rain to sea via lakes, watersheds, pipes, pumps, pots, human and animal bodies, drains and sewers. Even as these hidden passages describe a unique social, chemical and political structure, a map of ourselves in the modern world.

More than many of us, residents in the slums of Jogeshwari spend time waiting and hurrying around this substance, its leaks and sources.  As part of an investigation into the social life of water in these areas,  Pani Sare Dhaga Ma (Water is In All the Clouds) is a collaborative project between youth of two community  organizations- Aakansha Sewa Sangh and Agaaz, with CAMP and led by the researcher Nikhil Anand. Working together since march 2008, we have been thinking through questions of "citizenship" and distribution by looking at how residents form relationships with water and its infrastructures: including official water supply, alternative plumbing, ground water, tanker politics, and so on. The group has been meeting every possible Sunday since March 2008. Writing, shooting and some rough cuts of the videos were finished by June 2008.

As the name of the project suggests, water has several narrative flows, multiple scales and notes attached. The group has been shooting on their own, bringing their footage into a collective pool, writing over images in analytical, diarisitic or essay styles. What has emerged are a series of writings, short films and image-vignettes from four different slum areas, each one shot by one group and written over by another, collaboratively authored and edited.

In phase 2 (September-December) the project will undertake various modes of dissemination and distribution, screenings and discussions in Jogeshwari and elsewhere in the city. We are trying to set up a local archive in Jogeshwari to be used in their future social and political work in the area.  Video itself becomes a material resource, available for argumentation, reference and viewing pleasure.

Ek Dozen Paani: 12 films on water

1. Zindagi (life)
Written by Ismail Sharif.
Camera: Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

2. Prashna  (question)
Written by Supriya Polmuri
Camera: Nikhil Anand, Archana Mirkar and Govindi Gudilu

3. System.
Written by Nikhil Anand
Camere: Nikhil Anand

4. Charaview
Written by Archana Mirkar
Camera- Suraksha Amroskar and Rashmi Mirkar.

5. 26 July.
Written by Pooja Sawant and Tapasvi Kaunka
Camera: Nikhil Anand

6. Yaade (memories)
Written by Durga Gudilu
Camera:  Durga Gudilu, Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

7. Water Bawdee
Written by Durga Gudilu
Camera:  Durga Gudilu, Ismail Sharif and Wasif Ansari

8. 4:30 pm.
Written by Govindi Gudilu
Camera: Sarika Shiwarulu

9. Vichaar (thought)
Written by Vasant Ambore
Camera: Archana Mirkar, Vasant Ambore, Sarita Polmuri

10. Mithi Nadi (sweet river)
Written by Sarita Polmuri
Camera: Shaina Anand and Nikhil Anand

11. Pyasa Premnagar (thirsty Lovetown)
Written by Shaali Shaikh
Camera: Wasim Ansari and Ismail Sharif

12. Rishta (relationship)
Written by Ismail Sharif
Camera: Wasim Ansari and Ismail Sharif.

Produced by CAMP, Agaaz, Akanksha and NIkhil Anand.
Thanks to Point of View and Bishakha Dutta and Pad.ma members.
Series editor: Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran.

Ek Dozen Films


Gallery: Jogeshwari Video Project
Ek Dozen Pani

Ek Dozen Paani is a screening of 12 short films made during our project in Jogeshwari, a north Mumbai suburb.
This is the first screening of the material, and was specially held for the video group itself, and other community members and friends.


3-5 pm , Ketnav Preview Theatre, Bandra.
Sunday, 28th September 2008.

Ek Dozen Screenings 2 and 3

Screening # 2

Friday 7 November 2008
7:30 pm
at
YUVA Community Resource Centre
Bandra Plot. Premnagar
Jogeshwari East

Screening # 3

Sunday 9 November 2008
7:30 pm
at
JOY [Jogeshwari Organisation of Youth]
Sarvodaya Nagar
Jogeshwari East

Ek Dozen Screenings 4, 5 and 6

Screening # 4

Wednesday 17 December 2008
6 pm
at
Room no. V in TISS

Screening # 5

Friday 19 December 2008
6 pm
at
Jnanapravaha
Queens Mansion,
3rd Floor,
A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort
For map, click here

Screening # 6

Saturday 20th December 2008
6pm
at Swami Vivekanand School,
opposite IT Colony,
Meghwadi,
Jogeshwari East

Ek Dozen Screening 7

Screening # 7

Saturday 27 December 2008
6:30 pm
at
CAMP's Rooftop
301 Alif Apartments
34-A Chuim Village
Khar (W)
Mumbai - 52

where is this?

Paani Panel

EK DOZEN PAANI - Screening
NGMA, Mumbai
5:00 pm
28th June, 2009

To be followed by a discussion with filmmakers, Durga Gudilu, Govindi Gudilu and Ismail Sharif.

As part of The State of Urban Water.
A day-long engagement by PUKAR in collaboration with SOAK
Organised by Nikhil Anand.



Evenings at CAMP Rooftop

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

Past Present Future

A never-ending project housed at CAMP around peoples histories of Bombay-Mumbai.

R & R

A space we built and run with others, located in the R and R colony of Lallubhai Compound, Mumbai.

As If (I-V)

Save the Dates!

As If (I-V)

As If – I Rock, Paper, Scissors
EXPERIMENTER, Kolkata
January 7 - February 20 2015

As If – II Flight of the Black Boxes
24 JORBAGH, New Delhi
January 27 - February 24 2015

As If – III Country of the Sea
BHAU DHAJI LAD MUSEUM, Mumbai
February 21 - April 7 2015

As If – IV Night For Day
CHEMOULD PRESCOTT ROAD, Mumbai
March 9 - April 30 2015

As If – tV
Clark House Initiative, Mumbai
March 29 - May 20 2015

AS IF is a series of exhibitions by CAMP across the winter /summer of 2014-15.

Indiancine.ma

Pad.ma has a sister project.

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A project of listening, including with our ears, to some materials that seem to not touch us directly, but make up our "environment".

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

60 minute film produced with the National Coastwatch Institution, Folkestone, Kent, UK.
showing at the NCI cabin at Copt Point (10:30 am - 5:00 pm) and in pubs in Folkestone harbour,
as part of the Folkestone Triennial upto September 25, 2011.

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.

The Edgware Road Project


CAMP is involved in a 2-year "print-from-web" project, linked to its own investigations of the infrastructures of commerce and pleasure in this part of London. As part of the first "block study", we looked at several buildings and their ownership and use histories, and produced a series of tablemats.

The web-based part of the project resides at http://edgwareroad.org. This website collects materials from various such "studies", conducted by us and others, which then are collaboratively edited and published in a number of physical forms: volumes, pamphlets and placemats. This is an ongoing project, as part of the Serpentine Gallery's Public Program.

CAMP roof

Ashok and Azeer spent some time thinking about and building the CAMP terrace roof structure, built in late 2009. Some of the designs that were sketched out are further below: a big requirement was some retractability, i.e. the ability to have a shading roof in the day but to have it open/ partially open at night, for things like screenings under the stars.

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