The Center for South Asia,
The Film and Media Studies Program,
Imagining the City: Two Films on
Saacha (The Loom) and Naata (The Bond)
Directed by Anjali Monteiro & K.P. Jayashankar
Thursday, April 26th, 6.30 p.m
Saacha is about a poet, a painter and a
city. The poet is Narayan Surve,
and the painter Sudhir Patwardhan.
The city is Mumbai (a.k.a.
Naata is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan who work with neighborhood peace committees in Dharavi, Mumbai, to promote conflict resolution through the collective production and use of visual media. When the deadly riots of 1992-93 tore the city and their community apart, Korde and Khan were moved to act, working to change both the negative perception of Dharavi and erase religious and ethnic divisions. Naata follows these remarkable men as they work on their film, Ekta Sandesh.
About the Filmmakers:
Anjali Monteiro is Professor, and K.P. Jayashankar is Professor and Chair, Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Jointly they have won thirteen national and international awards for their films. Professor Monteiro currently holds a Fulbright visiting lecturer fellowship at the UC, Berkeley.
This event is free and open to all