6th IAWRT ASIAN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2010

BREAKING BOUNDARIES :  SHARED SPACES

presented by

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN RADIO AND TELEVISION
 

and

INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

  at India International Centre, Lodi Estate, New Delhi

 

 

 

6TH SAT

SEMINAR: WOMEN AND PUBLIC SPACE in Conference Room 1, IIC Main Building

10:00 AM

Welcome Address -  Jai Chandiram, President, IAWRT India and Director, Asian Women's Film Festival 2010

 

10:15 AM

What does public space signify for women? Do they have access to it? How do options of citizenship and justice define this space? When women enter the public space, what are the challenges they face? How do they tackle patriarchy and caste oppression in the Indian context? Can women expand or redefine the public space? The aim of the seminar is to show women’s relation to the public space in various settings and contexts through women’s everyday life experiences.

Taisha Abraham - SATHIN BHANWARI REVISITED

Taisha is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Jesus & Mary College

 

Krishna Menon - CASTE AND GENDER

Krishna is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Lady Shri Ram College

 

Karen Gabriel - ICONOGRAPHY OF BHARAT MATA

Karen is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, St Stephens College

 

Anita Ghai - WOMEN AND DISABILITY

Anita is a Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

 

11:30 AM

TEA BREAK

11:45 AM

Visalakshi Menon - TWO PIONEERING WOMEN IN THE 20TH CENTURY (DURGABAI DESHMUKH & KAMALADEVI CHATTOPADHYAYA)

Visalakshi is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Jesus & Mary College

 

Ashish Koul – JAHANARA SHAHNAWAZ AND THE MUSLIM LEAGUE

Ashish is a PhD Scholar at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

 

Sheeba Aslam - ISLAMIC FEMINISM

Sheeba is a journalist and PhD Scholar in Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University 

 

1:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6TH SAT

SEMINAR:  CAUGHT IN A MADDING MASS MEDIA in Conference Room 1, IIC Main Building

3:00 PM

The thrust will be to create a three-way interaction between media makers, especially those producing highly watched soaps and reality shows, viewers of these programmes and experts in the area of psychology, media research, development communication and film making.

CHANGING REPRESENTATION: ARE WE CONFRONTING "REAL" ISSUES?

 

This session will look at the so-called changing dynamics of serials and reality shows and examine whether the change is real and meaningful. To share their professional insight and understanding, we are inviting a panel of TV channel programmers, media makers (especially those involved in producing and creating popular serials and reality shows) to present their perspectives.

 

The panelists will give their take on how they perceive the so-called changing dynamics of serials and reality and share their insight and understanding on whether these changes are true and meaningful for the audiences that they are seeking to reach out in scale and impact.

 

4:00 PM

TEA BREAK

4:15 PM

VIEWERS SPEAKE: WHAT WE THINK ABOUT TV?

 

Responding to them a panel of media viewers, representing diverse realities will share their perspective and focus on their personal experiences and insight about the specific effects that television fiction and reality shows has had on them. Some of the viewers concerns that we will explore through a panel of experts (drawn from diverse professional fields such as film makers, psychologists, individuals anchoring popular shows, academia) are "selling dreams", “impacting self-esteem" and "raising aspirations".

 

 

Tribute to Minal Hazarika.

 

6:00 PM

END OF SESSION


7TH SUN

FILM / EVENT

DUR / YEAR/ COUNTRY

DIRECTOR

CONTACT

09:30 AM

REGISTRATION

10:00 AM

INAUGURATION by MRINAL PANDE, Chairperson, Prasar Bharati

THE STITCHES SPEAK (Tanko Bole Chhe)

12 mins/ 2009 / India

Nina Sabnani

 

 

Celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans associated with Kala Raksha.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

11:00 AM

TEA BREAK

11:15 AM

SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON       

52 mins/  2008 / Japan, Singapore,  S.Korea

Faiza Ahmad Khan

 

 

Passion for cinema spurs a group in Malegaon to make a low budget socially relevant spoof on Hollywood.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

12:30 PM

ESCAPE                                

25 mins/ 2008 / Malaysia

Charlotte Lim

 

 

The relationship between a grandfather who raises chickens and a little boy with constipation. A village comes to life in 25 minutes!

1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM

IN TRANSIT 

(student film) 

12 mins / 2008 / India

Arunima Sharma

 

 

An experimental film which explores the idea of man within the context of evolution, using inventive juxtaposition of sounds and images of contemporary urban India.

2:15 PM

ROCK HEART BEIJING

56 mins/ 2009 / Norway

Karen Winther

 

 

Kang Mao, an extraordinarily brave woman, is a prominent lead singer of the Chinese punk rock band SUBS. A rare glimpse into a society where rock music is silenced by censorship.

3:15 PM

TEA BREAK

3:30 PM

FOCUS ON A FILMMAKER:  NILITA VACHANI

120 mins/ USA

 

Nilita Vachani

 

 

Presentation with extracts from her films - Eyes of Stone; Diamonds in a Vegetable Market; When Mother Comes Home for Christmas.

Followed by Q and A.

5:45 PM

TEA BREAK

6:00 PM

VIRGIN

45 mins/ 2009 / Iran

Tahereh Hassanzadeh

 

 

Before marriage, a woman in Iran is required to produce a certificate of virginity. The film reveals a painful side of Iran trapped under deeply rooted conventions.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

7.00 PM

RESILIENCE

75 mins/ 2009 / S. Korea

Tammy Chu

 

 

A story about loss and separation - a birth mother and her son reunite after 30 years.

8:30 PM

CLOSE


8TH MON

FILM / EVENT

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9:30 AM

OUR STORY: WOMEN WHO LOVE WOMEN

45 mins/ Sri Lanka

Anoma Rajakaruna

 

 

Lesbians in Sri Lanka define their choices.

10:15 AM

THE LAST RITES

20 mins/ 2009 / Bangladesh

Yasmine Kabir

 

 

The film depicts the ship breaking yards of Chittagong - a final destination for ships that are too old to ply the oceans any longer.

10:40 AM

JAILING THE INNOCENT

18 mins/ 2008 / Australia

Yaara Bou Melhem

 

 

Every year up to 20 Jordanian women are murdered in honour killings. In response, the country's 12 governors have been given the power to lock up the innocent victims under the guise of keeping them safe rather than go after the would-be perpetrators.

11:00 AM

TEA BREAK

11:15 AM

HOW GREEN WAS OUR VALLEY

32 mins/ 2009 / Iran

Fereshteh Joghataei

 

 

A dam has been built and the water is rising. 63 villages will be flooded and the residents must be uprooted. People wait for a miracle at a holy shrine.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

12:10 AM

AFGHAN GIRLS CAN KICK

50 mins/ 2007 / UK

Bahareh Hosseini

 

 

Teenage girls break the stereotypes set by an intensely conservative Afghan society, escaping grinding poverty, gaining self esteem and confidence as players in the first ever women's national football team.

1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM

TRAN EKA TRAN      (student film)

19 mins/ 2008 / India        

Aastha Gohil

 

 

Three people - a teacher, a nurse, a young girl - live in the same locality. Each pursues her dreams and ambitions that intersect and crisscross each other.

2:20 PM

APARAJITA - EK AUR NUMAISH

(student animation)

6 mins/ 2006 / India

 

Kanupriya Vijay Vargiya

 

 

A bride-to-be puts her foot down about dowry demands.

 

THE RED WINDOW (student animation)

5 mins/ 2006 / India

Rituparna Sarkar

 

 

A time-and-memory tale of an old man who kept waiting for the girl of his dreams.

 

FOR THE MOMENT

(student animation)

6 mins/ 2007 / India

Subhangi Subramanian & Priyanka Kaushal

 

 

A young girl’s nightmare about losing the things most precious to her.

 

SATTALA BARI

(The seven storey house) (student animation)

5 mins/ 2008 / India

 

Debjani

 

 

A Bengali nonsense rhyme with quirky visualization.

 

THE FUTILE SEED

(student animation)

5 mins/ 2009 / India

Piyali Barua

 

 

A man plants a tree and despairs of ever seeing it grow. But one day there's a surprise!

 

BHAJ DAUD

(student animation)

5 mins/ 2009 / India

Amaranta Nehru

 

 

New gifts throw a family's life out of gear.

 


 

8TH MON

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PECH (Tangle)

(student animation)

5 mins/ 2009 / India

Mrinalini Kannan

 

 

During the month of Utarayan in Ahmedabad, many birds die when kites with glass coated threads are flown all over the city.

3:00 PM

A SMALL DREAM

17 mins/ 2008/ Pakistan

Gulnar Tabassum

 

Humaira is steadily transforming the education of girls into a valued asset.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

3:30 PM

I WONDER

70 mins/  2009 / India

Anupama Srinivasan

 

 

What does school mean to children? What kind of learning takes place within the school and outside it? The film explores the impact of the school system on the lives and dreams of children.  

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

5:00 PM

TEA BREAK

5:15 PM

Z'HAR

78 mins/ 2009 / France

Fatma-Zohra Zamoum

 

 

Two stories set 10 years apart. In 1997, Alia travels between Tunisia to Algeria to meet her sick father. In 2007, Fatma Zohra and her brother set out to find locations for her new feature.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

6:45 PM

HAD ANHAD

103 mins/ 2008/ India

Shabnam Virmani

 

 

The film journeys through Kabir songs and poems into the politics of religion in India and Pakistan.

8:30 PM

CLOSE


 

IAWRT WOULD LIKE TO THANK IIC, ARUNA VASUDEV, PSBT, MAGIC LANTERN FOUNDATION, JDCA, NID, FTII, WHISTLING WOODS, AKSHATA UDIAVER & THE FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THIS FESTIVAL WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION.

 

[Schedule subject to change. Kindly reconfirm at venue.]

FILMS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION WITH THE DIRECTOR, IF PRESENT

The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) is a non–profit organization of women working in electronic and allied media. IAWRT seeks to ensure that women’s views and values become an integral part of programme making. It offers professional skill-training to women, provides grants and fellowships, and presents awards of excellence. It helps members share inputs by organising workshops and festivals round the world.

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