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A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
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2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
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A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
Goanet A&E
2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
Permalink
A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
Goanet A&E
2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
Permalink
A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
Goanet A&E
2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
Permalink
A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
Goanet A&E
2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
Permalink
A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".
Goanet A&E
2006-10-23 02:13:48 UTC
Permalink
A festival of South Asian Cinema Nov 3-5.

Travelling Film South Asia 2006
(Outstanding films from the subcontinent.)

November 3rd to 5th, 2006,
at The International Centre Goa
Open to All

The 14 films (see schedule below) that are part of this travelling
collection were chosen from those screened at FSA '05 with the help of the
festival's three-member jury, chaired by the Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque
Masud. They include four of the award winners at FSA '05. These fourteen
outstanding films are travelling all over South Asia and the world, giving
audiences far removed from each other an opportunity to sample an exciting
range of topics and themes, presentation styles and techniques.

The International Centre Goa and Moving Images Film Club Goa are honoured to
have the opportunity to host Travelling Film South Asia '06 here in Goa..
The festival is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Registration:
At The International Centre, Goa:
On all days from October 27 to 31, 3 pm to 5pm.

Delegate Registration Fee:
Rs. 100/- General Public
Rs. 50/- for ICG/Moving images members
Rs. 25/- for students when accompanied with ID


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 November, 2006
10.30 am Inaugural ceremony

11.00 am Team Nepal (37 min),
Nepal/India, 2005, dir - Girish Giri
A passionate team of Nepali footballers, representing a youth club
from the Nepali border town of Birgunj, travel to Sonpur, Bihar in India to
play in a tournament there. Team Nepal is the documentation of their
experiences in Bihar, travelling, meeting and mixing with other footballers,
living in a foreign country, and playing the game they love.

11.45 am The Great Indian School Show (53 min),
Maharastra/India, 2005,
dir -Avinash Deshpande
How ordinary is a school in which the management has installed 185
closed circuit televisions to monitor its students and every inch of the
premises? Imagine how different school life would be under the constant gaze
of surveillance, how easily discipline could be misrepresented and
misinterpreted, how memories of schooldays would be filled with television
monitors, classroom cameras and crackling sound boxes.

2.30 pm Teardrops of Karnaphuli (60 min), Bangladesh, 2005, dir -
Tanvir Mokammel
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is home to twelve
predominantly Buddhist ethnic groups who are collectively known as
the "Jumma" nation. The first disruption of the peace in CHT took
place from 1959-1962, when a dam was constructed on the Karnaphuli
river, submerging 54,000 acres of arable land and making refugees of
100,000 people in the process. These hill people suffered a second
crisis in 1979 when the government brought plain land Bengalis from
various districts and settled them in CHT.

3.45 pm Good News (17 min),
Assam/India, 2005, dir - Altaf Mazid
A writer looks for a bit of good news in the days of the
Assam Movement (1985-1990), when the youth had sunk to the lowest
depths of degradation, and civilized emotions seemed to be wiped
completely out of existence. Newspapers had chilling pages of
depressing stories and to read them was to be overcome by an even
greater feeling of horror and helplessness. Finally, the writer
discovers a small piece of news item in a morning paper that gives
him hope.

4.15 pm Lanka: The Other Side of War and Peace (75 min)
Sri Lanka, 2005, dir - Iffat Fatima
In February 2002, after more than 20 years of fighting, the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the government of Sri Lanka
signed a ceasefire agreement. Soon after that the A9 highway that
links north and south Sri Lanka was opened to civilian traffic after
twelve years. Structured like a travelogue, the film traverses the
northern and southern landscape of Sri Lanka. As it shifts between
north and south, it spans the history of last three decades of
violence in Sri Lanka.

6.30 pm A Certain Liberation (38 min), Bangladesh, 2003, dir -
Yasmine Kabir
Gurudasi Mondol resigned herself to madness in 1971 when,
during the Liberation War of Bangladesh, she witnessed the murder of
her entire family at the hands of the collaborators of the occupying
forces. Today Gurudasi continues to roam the streets of Kopilmoni, a
small town in rural Bangladesh, in pursuit of all she has lost,
taking liberties only her madness and her strength of character
afford her. In her beloved home of Kipilmoni, Gurudasi has now
attained near legendary status and, through her indomitable presence,
she has kept the spirit of the Liberation War alive.

7:30 pm Girl Song (29 min),
Bengal/India, 2003, dir - Vasudha Joshi
The film enters the life of Anjum Katyal, blues singer, poet
and mother, capturing her voice as she performs the blues in her home
city of Kolkata, as she reads her poems and journal entries aloud to
her daughter, and as she converses with her mother of the cultural
heritage she is so proud to be a part of. Anjum also talks of
confronting the climate of hostility and distrust towards minorities
that is spreading throughout India.

Saturday November 4, 2006

10.30 pm Dirty Laundry (42 min), South Africa, 2005, dir -
Sanjeev Chatterjee More than a hundred years after Gandhi left
South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South
Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and
who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey
that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and
cultural identity in today's world, from the role of South African
Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the
activities of the present

11.30 am Continuous Journey (87 min), Canada/India, 2004, dir -
Ali Kazimi
Winner of the Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at FSA '05
In 1914 the Komagata Maru, a vessel carrying 376 immigrants from
British India, became the first ship transporting migrants to be
turned away by Ca.nada. During the two-month detention in the
harbour, Canadian authorities drove the passengers to the brink of
thirst and starvation. The affair exposed the British Empire's myths
of equality, fair play and justice, and became a turning point in the
freedom struggle in India. Continuous Journey is a multilayered film
essay to unravel a complex and little-known incident.

2.30 pm City of Photos (60 min),
India, 2005, dir - Nishtha Jain
Special Commendation at FSA '05
The film explores the little known ethos of old neighborhood photo
studios in a variety of Indian cities, discovering entire imaginary
worlds in the smallest of spaces. Tiny, shabby studios that appear
stuck in a time warp turn out to be throbbing with energy. These
afford fascinating glimpses into individual fantasies and popular
tastes. Yet beneath the fun and games runs an undercurrent of
foreboding.

3.45 pm The City Beautiful (78 min),
Delhi/India, 2003 dir - Rahul Roy
Sunder Nagri is a small working class colony on the margins
of India's capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from
a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual
disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the
globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well
as reinvent themselves to eke out a living. The City Beautiful is the
story of two such families struggling to make sense of a world which
keeps pushing them to the margins.

6.00 pm The Legend of Fat Mama (23 min), Bengal/India, 2005, dir -
Rafeeq Ellias
This is a bittersweet story of the Chinese community in
Calcutta intertwined with the nostalgic journey in search of a woman
who once made the most delicious noodles in the city's Chinatown
district. Thriving street food, disappearing family-run eateries,
mahjong clubs, a Chinese printing press that has shut down and its
handwritten counterpart that continues to deliver the news every
morning, and the first all-woman dragon dance group preparing for the
Chinese New Year make up the Chinese heritage in Calcutta.

6.45 pm Sunset Bollywood (54 min)
Bombay/India, 2005, dir - Komal Tolani
A struggling actor in Bollywood dreams of his big screen
break. It arrives, and he skyrockets to stardom. Becoming number one
is easy after all - staying there is the hard part. Overnight success
is sought by millions, but what happens when the lights go out? Where
are they now? And why did they disappear in the first place? In
Bombay's glamorous celluloid world, failure is not an option. The
film follows three actors on their journey back, each one unable to
accept failure, craving the narcotic high of celebrity
Sunday November 5

10.30 am Final Solution (149 min),
Gujarat/India, 2004,
dir - Rakesh Sharma
Winner of Special Jury Award at FSA '05
Set in Gujarat between early 2002 and July 2003, the film graphically
documents the changing face of right-wing politics in western India
through an examination of the carnage wrought on Gujarat in 2002.
Final Solution is an anti-hate/violence film created with the belief
that that "those who forget history are condemned to relive it".

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