Film Screening

Date/Time Event
22/05/2015
6:00 pm
Film screening of Lai - Haraoba

Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
Duration : 1 hr. 11 min.

Lai-Haraoba is derived from the words Lai Hao Loba. Shouting of Hai by the Lai or deity in a state of bliss is the core of the concept. Lai Haraoba is the annual ritual festival of Manipur, which takes place in the month of April/May and is celebrated continuously for 7/9/13 days. The film bears witness to the creation of the Universe and life forms including flora and fauna, through ritual dances, dramatic performances and processions. The gold and the silver of the egg are equated with the male-female principles. Sacred water touches the navel of God Guru Sidaba. Guru Sidaba solidifies the network of human life with the help of Atiya Guru Sidaba, and by enslaving the evil Harva by the beautiful lightning goddess.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
08/05/2015
6:00 pm
Film screening of Clay Images of Kumartuli (IGNCA's National Award Winning Film)

Duration: 52 minutes

Winner of Rajat Kamal (National Film Award) for its extensive study of the craft and community of the Clay makers in the context of changing times under the category of best promotional film, to cover tourism, export, craft industry etc.

Making and worshipping divine images is a very old Indian practice. Some of the oldest archaeological finds on the sub-continent, particularly in Bengal, have been terracotta or burnt clay idols of Gods and Goddesses. The making of religious images along traditional lines existed in Bengal in pre-British times. Clay images made by the Krishna Nagar craftsmen showing the Goddess Durga triumphant over demon Mahishasura, were at the centre of the worship. The film focuses on the makers of these images settled in Kumartuli.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C V Mess, No. 1, Janpath, New Delhi
24/04/2015
6:00 pm
Film screening of MASKHARA

Maskhara- a jester, in the folk theatre – Bhand Pather, is a comedian who entertains the audiences. This folk play is performed in open and is seen by thousands of spectators at a time. The documentary focuses on its traditional style, gestures of the characters, uniqueness of the costumes, the singing and dancing convention.

Director: Ravi Kemmu
Duration: 55 minutes


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
10/04/2015
6:00 pm
Film screening of PANDAVANI

Pandavani is the narrative tradition of communities like Pardhan, Gaund and Devar, spread across Chhatisgarh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. The documentary highlights various nuances of the story-telling tradition and its two main styles- Vedamati and Kapalika. The famous Tijanbai features performing a Kapalika style narrative.

Director: Manohar Aashi
Duration: 58 minutes


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
27/03/2015
5:00 pm
Film screening of BANAM, MYTH and COSMOLOGY OF SANTHALS

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 43 Minutes

The Santhals live close to nature. As a community they may be seen in the context of their environment, ecology, the supernatural and beyond. Banam is a special musical instrument of Santhals and music forms an inseparable part of their lives. The film strives to highlight the man- nature relationship of this community.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road,, New Delhi
27/02/2015
5:00 pm
Film Screening of Buddhism in Sikkim

Director Sumit Banerjee
Duration : 1.29min.

The film, in three parts, takes you on a journey through the fascinating and no less inspiring story of Buddha’s life, his teaching, Buddhist practices, the emergence of two sects – Theravada and Mahayana, and the coming of Buddhism to Sikkim via Tibet in 15th – 16th Century. The ultimate goal is to reach Buddhahood a stage beyond Nirvana and the path is through six ‘paramitas’ or transcendental and wisdom. It is not an easy job to become a monk, who has to undergo nine year of hard training in a monastery. The monastery is a complete world by itself, with all the facilities. Monastery is not a simple building, but has set design, intricately carved with mural paintings and structures, in which Mani wheels and Thangka paintings have their own significance. Watch how Tibetan Buddhism and culture gets merged with indigenous practices in Sikkim. Have a peep into the life of Lepchas


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
18/02/2015
5:30 pm
Screening of the Documentary on the International Exhibition Rupa Pratirupa :The Body in Indian Art

The Body in Indian Art’ curated by Prof. Naman P. Ahuja was inaugurated by the President of India at the ICCR/ Europalia International Arts Festival at the Palais de Beaux-Arts, Brussels in October, 2013. This landmark exhibition of over 350 objects was sourced from 55 lenders from India and abroad. Later, in 2014 this exhibition was shown at the National Museum of India in New Delhi where it achieved record-breaking public acclaim. IGNCA documented these masterpieces for its archives as it was an opportunity to record for posterity this outstanding collection of Indian art. Selected highlights from this extensive documentation have been made into eight films. Each of these films is just under 30 minutes and showcases a gallery per film. Each episode introduces a variety of Indian aesthetic meditations on the role of art and representation.


Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, IGNCA, New Delhi
13/02/2015
5:00 pm
Film Circle screening of History of Yoga

Directors: Ramji Om and Dr.Deepika Kothari
Duration: 98 minutes

The History of Yoga is the film documentation of Art, Culture, Heritage and History unfolding the wisdom of Yoga. The film traces the elements of Yoga from Harappan civilization to the 19th century.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
10/02/2015-12/02/2015
7:30 pm
Film Festival - LITERATURE ON SCREEN

Venue:  Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA,, New Delhi
16/01/2015-18/01/2015
12:00 am
IGNCA at the 9th JDCA Film Festival, Bhubaneswar:

9th Film Festival of Jatin Das Centre for Art (JDCA) was held on 16th, 17th and 18th January 2015 at Bhubaneswar. Focus of the festival was on making of art – the process. About 30 films were screened in the festival including “Painter’s Sketchbook” by M.F Hussain, animation films, “Printed Rainbow” and “Blue” by Gitanjali Rao, “Making of Firaaq” by Nandita Das, “To let the World In” by Avijit Mukul Kishore and “Shazia Sikander” by Susan Sollins among others. The scope of the festival was enlarged by presentations of documentaries on arts and crafts traditions such as the Vishwakarma craft of wood carving, clay idol making, traditional textiles and palm leaf fans made by Alekh Baba monastic community and so on.

The three-day festival concluded with the screening of the IGNCA production, “The Magic of Making”, film on the legendary artist K.G Subramanyan, directed by Goutam Ghose.

Workshops by documentary filmmakers and performing artists and display of local arts and crafts were part of the festival. IGNCA had put up a stall of DVDs and publications at the venue.


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
09/01/2015
5:00 pm
Film Circle screening of Mudiyettu and Kalamezhuthum Pattum

Director: N. Radhakrishnan
Duration : 1 hr. 1 min

Mudiyettu is one of the richest ritualistic traditions of Kerala. Since the hoary past, people performed Mudiyettu as a celebration of winning over the evil with mythological story line. Ritualistically, sacred space is created by the ancient drawings of Kalamrtyam, an image of a deity, symbolizing creation itself. The songs, ritualistic performance, and the effacing of the drawings have been documented in this film


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
26/12/2014
5:00 pm
Film Circle screening of SIDIS OF GUJARAT

Director : Beheroze Shroff, Duration : 53 minutes

Sidis, Indians of African descent came to India via different routes and from different countries of origin, from the 13th century onwards. Contemporary African descended communities in India mostly refer to themselves as Sidis. In Gujarat, Sidis trace their genealogy to ancestral saint Bava Gor whose name is chanted in Sidi songs and dances. Sidis maintain a distinctive culture. This film documents some aspects of the culture and traditions and diverse histories of migration of the Sidis of Gujarat.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
16/12/2014
7:00 pm
IGNCA Cordially invites you to release of THE MAGIC of MAKING an IGNCA Documentary on Shri K G Subramanyan. The release will be followed by the screening of the film, in the presence of the artist.

Directed by: Goutam Ghose Duration: 103 min.


Venue:  Prof. C C Mehta Auditorium, MS University, Baroda, New Delhi
12/12/2014
5:00 pm
Film Circle screening of Mirasans of Punjab - Born to Sing

Director : Shikha Jhingan Duration : 49 minutes

The film nostalgically traverses the unique tradition of the Punjab, in which the Mirasans cry on death, bring laughter at birth and marriage and bridge communities. Today, children of Mirasans are struggling to survive with dwindling patronage and are moving out from family space to public space.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
28/11/2014
12:00 am
FILM CIRCLE SCREENING of `HE SWAM AGAINST THE COLONIAL CURRENT’

Director- Dr. S. Krishnaswamy

Duration – 55 minutes

The documentary highlights the significant contribution of Tamil Film Director K. Subrahmanyam to the Indian Cinema. He made Nationalist films and advocated social renaissance & reforms through his films. The documentary uses excerpts from his available films out of about 22 titles that he directed between 1934 and 1957.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
14/11/2014
6:00 pm
FILM CIRCLE SCREENING of `Ek - Thi Gulab’

Director- Krishna Raghav

Duration – 1 hr. 10 min.

The documentary traces the journey of legendary artist Gulab Bai, who was perhaps the first female actress to join the male-dominated NAUTANKI . A self-trained artist, from a humble farmer family of Balpora, was an adept actress,gifted with a sweet voice.She was honored with Padma Shri and Sangeet natak Akademi Award, among other awards in recognition of her significant work.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
24/10/2014
6:00 pm
Film Circle screening of “Mahatma : The Great Soul”

Director : Dr. G.S. Raina Duration : 55 minutes

The film is based on Archival footage underlines the importance of non-violence in Gandhiji’s life and in the Gandhian philosophy. The film was screened at United Nations to commemorate the first International Day of non-violence. News Update
16/10/2014 FILM SCREENING – Asian Age


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
24/10/2014
5:00 pm
Thang-Ta - Martial Art of Manipur THANG-TA (IGNCA’S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE SERIES) by Shri Aribam Syam Sharma, Duration: 25 minutes 24 seconds

Manipuri martial art is called Thang-Ta (sword and spear). It is dedicated to fighting skill and worship. The Meitei creation of Thang-Ta goes back to antiquity. Ashiba was asked to create the Universe by his father Atngkok Shitaba. The movement and pattern of creation, ritualistically known as Thengou, was revealed in human movement patterns of Thang-Ta. Today Thang-Ta has passed into oblivion, and survives in isolation. The film traces elements of this art against the blend of martial and spiritual elements in the psyche of the Manipuri people.


Venue:  Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
12/10/2014
10:00 pm
THE MONUMENT & THE LIVING PRESENCE (BRAHADISVARA TEMPLE) Director Dr. G. S. Raina Duration -35 minute

To understand a monument in its totality i.e its architecture, its iconography and its living tradition a project was undertaken by IGNCA about two decades ago. The film highlights the challenges faced by the IGNCA researchers, scholars, documentation teams and collaborators in achieving the dream-project.

know about  Brhadīśvara Temple Multimedia project


Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi
10/10/2014
6:00 pm
IGNCA Film Circle : ”Legacy of Tana Bhagat”

Director: Saurabh Kishore Duration : 90 minutes

Tana Bhagat was a tribal community leader of Chota Nagpur. As a social reformer, he fought against the superstitions and drunkenness prevalent among tribals and preached non-violence.


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
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