FILMS THIS MONTH

23-Jun-2017 7:00 PM

Plastic Cow


DOC FILM. Plastic Cow (English/2012/34mins) Dir. Kunal Vohra Plastic Cow looks at the impact of our almost complete dependence on plastic bags, which we use and discard carelessly every day, often to dispose our garbage and kitchen waste. Not only are these bags a huge environmental threat, they end up in the stomachs of cows who have to fend for themselves and forage for food, which they find in community garbage dumps. The film is also a comment on the hypocrisy of the cult of the holy cow. The screening will be followed by a discussion Collab. Kriti Film Club

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28-Jun-2017 7:00 PM

The Absent House


DOC FILM. The Absent House (English & Spanish with English subtitles/2012/55mins) Dir. Rubén Abruña The Absent House is a portrait of Fernando Abruna Charneco, a designer from Puerto Rico and a pioneer of green architecture. He confronts climate change with sustainable constructions such as a roofless house that is independent of power and water utilities, a micro-eco-house on wheels and a solar-electric car Collab. CMS India

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29-Jun-2017 7:00 PM

The Darwin Puzzle


The Darwin Puzzle (English/2012/27mins) Dir. Radhika Chandrasekhar Based on the life of Charles Darwin, the story starts with a 22-year-old setting off on a ship. A simple journey that turned epic because of his discoveries, which helped him come up with theories that threw religious beliefs into disarray and altered the way humanity looks at itself with his books The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man Collab. CMS India

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02-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

A Gift


A Gift (Thai/2016/144mins) Dirs. Chayanop Boonprakob, Kriangkrai Vachiratamporn, Nithiwat Tharatorn, Jira Maligool An intriguing romantic film, a four-director omnibus examining various shades of love . Using musical compositions by the late King of Thailand, three separate but related episodes, with titles drawn from the King's compositions, are tied together by themes of love: romantic, familial, platonic and passionate Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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04-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

The Scar


FILM CLUB SCREENING | The Scar (Thai/2014/130mins) Dir. ML Pundhevanop Dhevakul A period drama, a love story between Kwan and Riam transpired 80 years ago in rural Bangkok. Set among the vast green fields of Bang Kapi, their classic love story plays out into a tragic epic. This is a forbidden love doomed by a destiny written before their time Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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05-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Shutter


Shutter (DVD/Thai/2004/97mins) Dirs. Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you cannot escape your past Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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05-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Anaarkali of Aarah


| FILM CLUB SCREENING | Anaarkali of Aarah (Hindi/2017/130mins) Dir. Avinash Das The movie is about a small-town erotic folk dancer who is harassed by a local politician and is ridiculed by the police, but ends up plotting revenge to clear her name. Open to Habitat Film Club members only. Non-members are requested to contact the Programmes Department, Habitat World, IHC, for enrolment in the film club Collab. The Indian Express

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06-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

The Tin Mine


FILM CLUB SCREENING | The Tin Mine (DVD/Thai/2005/111mins)Dir. Jira Maligool The film is adapted from short stories by Ajin Panjapan and his semi-autobiographical account of growing up in a mining camp in southern Thailand during the post-World War II years Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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07-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

The Teacher's Diary


FILM CLUB SCREENING | The Teacher's Diary (Thai/2014/120mins) Dir. Nitiwat Taratorn A story about a former wrestler who takes up an unusual position as a class teacher in an isolated rural spot. There he draws inspiration from the diary left behind by a particularly dedicated predecessor Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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08-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Bangkok Traffic Love Story


FILM CLUB SCREENING | Bangkok Traffic Love Story (DVD/Thai/2009/126mins) Dir. Adisorn Tresirikasem An urban love story about thirty-year-old Mei Li struggling to find true love Collab. Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi

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13-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Turup


DOC FILM. Turup by Ektara Collective (Hindi/2017/72mins) In this neighbourhood in Bhopal, roadside chess brings together men in friendly and sometimes unfriendly matches. But for some, the pawns include morality & religion, causing tensions to erupt. Against this backdrop, a domestic worker with a secret hobby, a former journalist struggling with marriage and a young woman in love, find themselves challenging the rules of the game. A discussion with members of the cast & crew follows Collab. Kriti Film Club

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15-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

FDZone Screenings


FILM| FDZone Screenings Two films by Ektara Collective- Chanda Ke Joote-Chanda’s Shoes (Hindi/2011/22mins) The story of a young girl’s aversion for shoes; and Jaadui Machchhi-The Magical Fish (Hindi & Bundelkhandi/2013/37mins) The dreams that a ‘magical’ fish conjures up in a young girl’s mind, and the real world that she has to contend with. The films evolved through a collaborative process between the residents of Bhilpura, a basti on the River Narmada in MP, and film practitioners Collab. FDZone Delhi

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26-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Fuelling Change


DOC FILM | Fuelling Change (English/2014/14mins) Dirs. Rishu Nigam & Kanishka Singh Firozabad produces 50 million bangles each day, and gives livelihood to over 150,000 people. The city was dependent on low efficiency coal furnaces. Following the SC verdict in the Taj Trapezium case, the Firozabad glass industry came under pressure to switch from coal to natural gas as fuel. Followed by Redemption: A REDD+ Story From India (English/2014/18mins) Dirs. Rishu Nigam & Ahona Datta Gupta The film analyses the concept of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. Set in the Sonbhadra district of UP, here is a local community that has rediscovered the potential of their forests to provide local and global services and in turn improve their livelihoods Collab. CMS India

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27-Jul-2017 7:00 PM

Birds of Narsinh Talav


DOC FILM | Birds of Narsinh Talav (English/2014/59mins) Dirs. Umesh Kathad, Naresh Gohel, Vijay Kathad Story of the birds of an Narsinh Mehta Laksituated in the center of Junagadh city, Gujarat, which provides shelter and fresh food to many native and migratory birds. As water levels recede in the summer leading to a shortage of food supply, competing interests for survival change bird behavior Collab. CMS India

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