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19th November 2012

IGNCA Presents: 'Zohra Unmasked' a film on renowned theatre personality Zohra Sehgal on DD Bharti at 10:00PM on 19th November 2012   Doordarshan and the IGNCA are collaborating on sharing our cultural resources.

More details on DVD published by IGNCA -  Great Master Series - Zohra Unmasks Part I and Part II

2nd December 2012 Watch on DD-Bharti at 10 p.m.  IGNCA presents Turning the Tide - The Fishing Community of Andhra Pradesh
3rd December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Reflection - B. C. Sanyal
9th December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Turning the Tide - The Fisher Folk of Tamil Nadu
10th December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan in conversaion with Smt. Damyanti Joshi (Kathak Exponent)
16th December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Boatmen of India - Kharvis from Goa
17th December 2012 & 18th December 2012 Watch on DD-Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Dr (Mrs) Kapila Vatsyayan in conversation with Smt. Sitara Devi (Kathak artist of the Benares Gharana)

Repeat telecast on Tuesday, 18.12.2012 at 2 p.m
23rd December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Turning the Tide - The Fishermen and Boatmen of Kerala
24th December 2012 Watch on DD-Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Dr (Mrs) Kapila Vatsyayan in conversation with Dr. K . S. Karanth (Author, Musicologist and Yakshagana Expert)
30th December 2012 Watch on DD Bharti at 10 p.m. IGNCA presents Boatmen of India - Koli from Maharashtra
JANUARY

Watch on DD Bharti - IGNCA presents

Measuring the Sky, Duration- 26’12”  Date of Telecast -02/01/2013 at 7:30 pm

The Talking Rocks of Badami , Duration- 47’ Date of Telecast-03/01/2013 at 4:00 pm

Qasba Sanskriti Billgram, Duration- 52’ Date of Telecast-05/01/2013 at 5:00 pm

Folk Games of Tulunadu, Duration 25’25” Date of Telecast -06/01/2013 at 5:00 pm

Saat - Sur -Part-I, Duration – 31’29” & Part-II, Duration- 32’22”  Date of Telecast-12/01/2013 at 4:00 pm

Wangla - A Garo Festival, Duration 52’27” Date of Telecast - 21& 22/01/2013 at 5:00 pm

Kala , Duration– 27’34” Date of Telecast- 22/01/2013 at 10:30 pm

Murals of Kerala , Duration-31’15” Date of Telecast - 23rd /01/2013 at 6:00 pm

15th February 2013 Basant Panchami (Foundation day of the IGNCA Library Kalanidhi)

Film Show at 2:30PM Mahakumbha - In Search of the Nector  and  

Ganga - A journey from Mukhba to Gangotri

Venue: Auditorium, C V Mess Janpath , New Delhi

February, 2013

Watch on DD Bharti - IGNCA presents

RamLila Part-I, Duration -58’06”& Part-II, Duration-58’47” Date of Telecast-5th , 6th , 7th , 8th /02/2013 at 10:00 pm

Lai - Haraoba , Part-I&II Date of Telecast-15/02/2013 at 4:00 pm

The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal , Duration – 20’45” Date of Telecast -18/02/2013 at 8:00 pm

Urumi Duration – 26’ Date of Telecast -19/02/2013 at 10:30 pm

Image and Imagination - Bhil Paintings, Duration – 27’39” Date of Telecast -22/02/2013 at 6:00 pm

22nd February 2013 INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS presents

Milange Babay Ratan De Mele Te/ Let’s Meet at Baba Ratan’s Fair
A film by Ajay Bhardwaj
Duration: 95 minutes

Film screening will be followed by a discussion with Ajay Bhardwaj moderated by Prof. Salil Misra.
February 22nd, 2013 at 5 pm
Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110 001

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March

Watch on DD Bharti - IGNCA presents

25.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-1/7 at 03:30PM, repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 26.03.2013 07:30AM
26.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-2/7 at 03:30PM, repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 27.03.2013 07:30AM
27.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-3/7 at 03:30PM, repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 28.03.2013 07:30AM
28.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-4/7 at 03:30PM, repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 29.03.2013 07:30AM
28.03.2013 Brahmavadinis at 05:30PM
29.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-5/7 at 03:30PM, repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 30.03.2013 07:30AM
29.03.2013 Oral Tradition of Vedas Part-I Dur.-40’47” at 10:00PM
30.03.2013 Oral Tradition of Vedas Part-I Dur.-40’47” repeat telecast at at 06:00AM and 02:00PM
30.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-6/7 at 03:30PM and repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 31.03.2013 07:30AM
31.03.2013 Kathakali Ep-7/7 at 03:30PM and repeat telecast at 11:30PM and 01.04.2013 07:30AM
31.03.2013 Oral Tradition of Vedas Part-II Dur.-57’44” at 10:00PM
01.04.2013 Oral Tradition of Vedas Part-II Dur.-57’44” repeat telecast at at 06:00AM and 02:00PM
17th April 2013 Screening of DVD Presentation of our Gharana Project for students from class VIII to XII of Shaheed Bishen Singh Memorial Sr. Secondary School, Mansarovar Garden, Delhi

Venue: IGNCA, Auditorium (Media Centre), Dr. Ranjendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110 001

from 11:00AM to 12:30PM

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

16th, 18th & 19th April 2013

16th April 2013 at 1600 hrs Gopi Bhat Ka Tamasha

18th April 2013 at 1530 hrs The Sacred Echoes - Beneath the Bodhi Tree

19th April 2013 at 2200 & 2230 hrs Ramnavmi Ramlila Part-I & II
 

TELECAST at DD BHARTI 7th May to 11th May 2013 -  8:30PM - 10:00PM    Interactions - Hindustani & Carnic Classic Music

Repeat Telecast from 8th May to 12th May at 4:30AM to 6:00AM and 12:30PM - 2:00PM

The following musicians participated in the event:

Hindustani                                                    Carnatic

Dr. Prabha Atre (Vocal)                                  Vidwan Madurai G. S. Mani (Vocal)

Pt. Nayan Ghosh (Instrumental - Sitar)            Dr. M. Narmadha (Instrumental – Violin)

Pt. Suresh Talwalkar (Percussion - Tabla)       Vidwan T. V. Gopalakrishnan (Vocal& Percussion - Mridangam)

The sessions were moderated by Pt. Arvind Parikh & Shri K. Ganesh Kumar.

12th May 2013 from 9:00PM - 10:00PM      Echoes of Bijapur Dur.-52’40” IGNCA

Repeat Telecast on 13th May at 5:00AM to 6:00AM and 1:00PM - 2:00PM

8th May 2013 at 5:00PM INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS presents
HASYA: COMEDY, HUMOR AND SATIRE IN INDIAN TRADITIONS SERIES

MAKING OF A TAMASHA: A film by Sanjay Maharishi

Duration: 46 minutes
 
Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110 001
Film screening will be followed by a discussion with Sanjay Maharishi and Aniruddha Khutwad

ALL ARE WELCOME

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10th May 2013 at 6:00PM Screening of the Documentary Film Ramlila' (The traditional Performances of Ramayana). This is the first of the periodic screening of IGNCA films

Duration : 1 hrs 57 min
Venue Media Center Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110 001

entry from Gate No. 3

The Rāmalīlā of northern India is based on the great Hindi version of the epic Rāmacaritamānasa of Tulsīdās. IGNCA made this documentary for the Ministry of Culture, Government of India for presentation to the UNESCO, which has designated Rāmalīlā as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The film features the Rāmalīlā of Ramnagar, apart from the traditions of Awadh, Braj and Madhubani. During Rāmalīlā celebrations the whole town of Ramnagar is transformed into a sacred landscape and a stage, where 20,000 odd viewers move with actors to witness the sacred play, which goes on for 31days.

The film explores the mythological and linguistic nuances of Rāmalīlā at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadh dialects.

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TELECAST at DD BHARTI

21st May 2013

4:00 p.m.

Bidesia - A Folk Form of Bihar

Repeat Telecast on 22.5.2013 at 8:00 a.m. – BIDESIA

Repeat Telecast
on 22.5.2013 at 00:00 - BIDESIA

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

21st May 2013

21st May 2013 – 4:00 p.m. – BIDESIA

Repeat Telecast on 22.5.2013 at 8:00 a.m. – BIDESIA

Repeat Telecast
on 22.5.2013 at 00:00 - BIDESIA

24th May 2013.

Timings 06.00 pm

Screening of Film by Media Centre:     NAGAMANDALA- THE NAGA WORSHIP

Naga or snake worship is a hoary Indian tradition. Naga is worshiped to ward-off ‘Nagadosha’ or the curse of the snakes and to ensure fertility and prosperity. For thousands of years devout have been coming to the land of Sage Parasurama on the bank of Kumaradhara River, in pilgrimage to the Kukke Sri Subramania temple in Karnaktaka, which is renowned for naga worship. The film highlights the coexistence of traditional folk and classical belief system in temple rituals, agrarian theories and practices and, Naga as in the six realms in Buddhist tradition. It showcases Udupi, the temple town, and cruises through the typical ant hill style villages, where Naga are worshipped alongside pitchers, decorated with serpents coiling upward. It also highlights the naga Bana where hundreds of Naga icons are kept at the base of trees as part of a functional agrarian ritual. It celebrates the Nagamandala in which 64 types of Naga ancestors are appeased with panda, placed on a rangoli, squared upon a yantra, to ward off evil. The snake coiled in polychromatic rangoli, daylong rituals and night long dance of male and female naga depict fertility and prosperity.

Director: - Shiv Prasad
Duration: 43 Minutes 12 Seconds
Produced by IGNCA
Copyright IGNCA

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110 001
Nearest metro station:
Central Secretariat - Gate Number 2,
Bus route numbers touching the IGNCA: 615, 522, 521, 505

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

26th May 2013

4:00 p.m.

Landscaping the Divine -  Space and Time Among the Gaddi

 

Repeat Telecast on 27th May 2013 at 8:00 a.m. - LANDSCAPING THE DIVINE SPACE & TIME among Gaddi

Repeat Telecast
on 27th May 2013 at 00:00 -LANDSCAPING THE DIVINE SPACE & TIME among Gaddi

30th May 2013

The Visual Arts department of IGNCA has recently completed a documentary on the Malayalam writer of iconic stature, Shri M. T. Vasudevan Nair. Under the series “Great Masters”, the film unravels through his own words the complexities encountered in the creative process and the formative influences that shaped his creative moorings. In a gesture of honouring the great writer and in keeping with the policy of outreach of IGNCA, “M. T. Vasudevan Nair: A Momentous Life in Creativity” (documentary/English/72 minutes/2012) will be premiered in Kozhikode, in the Kairali theatre on 30 May 2013 at 10 a.m. Member Secretary, IGNCA will felicitate Shri Vasudevan Nair and Dr. M. Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor, Calicut University will release the DVD of the documentary. The noted Kannada writer and jnanpith laureate, Shri Chandrashekhara Kambar will speak on the occasion.  

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TELECAST at DD BHARTI

8th, 9th, 12th & 16th & 23rd June 2013

8th June 2013 -  3.30 p.m.      Sanjhi

9th June 2013 – 5.30 p.m.     Under the Moon – The Aravan Fest

12th June 2013 at 3.30 p.m.  – KALA     Kala : A Multimedia Presentation on Time

16TH June 2013 at 9.30 p.m. – Saat - Sur Part I 

23rd June 2013 at 8.30 p.m. – Saat - Sur Part II

23rd June 2013 at 10.00 p.m. –   Wangla - A Garo Festival Part I & II

14th June 2013

Timing 06:00 pm

Two films directed by Ms. Jai Chandiram, would be screened.

Revelations and Soul Paintings: Elizabeth Saas Brunner and Elizabeth Brunner

and

The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal

Ms Jai Chandiram, a pioneer broadcaster passed away recently. The screening will be followed by anecdotes by her colleagues about her life and work.

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110 001
Nearest metro station:
Central Secretariat - Gate Number 2,
Bus route numbers touching the IGNCA: 615, 522, 521, 505

15th June 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

On 15th of June (Saturday), a DVD release function would take place in Mumbai on the occasion of the 90th birthday celebrations of Pandit Purushottam Walawalkara as part of our ongoing research project titled Masters of Hindustani Classical Music. The release would be followed by performances of his students and a tigalbandi on the harmonium.

Venue: V. D. Savarkar Sabhagriha, Veer Savarkar Road, Shivaji Park, Mumbai
 

18th to 22nd June 2013

Time: 11:00 a.m. onwards

 

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Movie Screening as part of Bal Jagat Programme at Bal Bhavan, New Delhi

18th June, 2013 Wangla - A Garo Festival

19th June, 2013 Hampi - The World Heritage Site

20th June, 2013 Mahakumbha - In Search of the Nector

21st June, 2013 Ganga - A journey from Mukhba to Gangotri

22nd June, 2013 Boatmen of India - Koli from Maharashtra

Venue: Auditorium, National Bal Bhawan, Delhi

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

26th June and 28th June

26th June 2013 at 10.00 p.m.. – The Legacy of Raja Deen Dayal

28th June 2013 at 3.30 p.m. – Documentary : Folklore Museum of Mysore
28th June 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.to 7.00 p.m.


IGNCA Film Circle on Fourth Saturday of June presents Film Screening of

Mudiyettu and Kalamezhuthum Pattum

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA.

TELECAST @ DD BHARTI

3rd July and 8th July 2013

 

3rd July 2013 at 5:30 p.m. – Image & Imagination – Bhil Painting

Repeat Telecast – 3rd July 2013 at. 1.30 am. – Image & Imagination – Bhil Painting

Repeat Telecast – 4th July 2013 at 9.30 p.m.– Image & Imagination – Bhil Painting

8th July 2013 from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. – Interaction between Hindustani & Carnatic Music System – Part 1 & Part II

Repeat telecast - 9th July 2013 from  4.30 a.m. to 5.30 a.m. – Interaction between Hindustani & Carnatic Music System – Part 1 & II

Repeat Telecast - 9th July 2013 from  12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. – Interaction between Hindustani & Carnatic Music System – Part 1 & II

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

11th to 13th July 2013

11th July 2013 – 3:30 p.m. – Thang-Ta - Martial Art of Manipur

Repeat Telecast on 11TH July .2013 at 11:30 p.m. – THANGTA

Repeat Telecast on 12TH July 2013 at 7:30 a.m. - THANGTA

12th July 2013 – 3.30 p.m. – Folk Tradition of Rama-Katha in North-East India

Repeat Telecast on 12th July 2013 at 11:30 p.m. - FOLK TRADITION OF RAMKATHA IN NORTHEAST

Repeat Telecast on 13th July 2013 at 7.30 a.m. - FOLK TRADITION OF RAMKATHA IN NORTHEAST

12th July 2013 at 5:30 p.m. – Folk Games of Tulunadu

Repeat Telecast on 13th July 2013 at 1:30 a.m. - FOLK GAMES OF TULUNADU

Repeat Telecast on 13th July 2013 at 9:30 a.m. - FOLK GAMES OF TULUNADU

12th July 2013

at 6.00 pm:

IGNCA Film Circle presents Film Screening of Boatmen of Kashmir
1 hour 19 seconds Directed by Ayash Arif

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Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA.

26th July 2013

at 6.00 p.m.

IGNCA Visual Art Division presents Film Screening of "M. T. Vasudevan Nair: A Momentous Life in Creativity"
(documentary/English/72 minutes/2012)
Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA.

The Visual Arts department of IGNCA has recently completed a documentary on the Malayalam writer of iconic stature, Shri M. T. Vasudevan Nair as part of the “Great Masters" series. The “Great Masters" series focuses on the preeminent figures in the cultural domain of contemporary India. Envisaged as informed and comprehensive works on personalities who have made significant contributions to the cultural formation of contemporary India, the series has featured such illustrious figures in contemporary Indian art and culture as Bhisham Sahni, Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar, T. Brinda and B. C. Sanyal, among others. The objective of the documentation is to encapsulate in a historical perspective their life and thought. These are currently available for the public in DVD format.

We cordially invite you to the premiere of “M. T. Vasudevan Nair: A Momentous Life in Creativity” (documentary/English/72 minutes/2012) in Kozhikode at the Kairali theatre on 30 May 2013 at 10 a.m.

The film unravels through Nair's own words the complexities encountered in the creative process and the formative influences that shaped his creative moorings. In a gesture of honouring the great writer, Member Secretary, IGNCA will felicitate Shri Vasudevan Nair. Dr. M. Abdul Salam, Vice Chancellor, Calicut University will release the DVD of the documentary and noted Kannada writer and jnanpith laureate, Shri Chandrashekhara Kambar will speak on the occasion.
 

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

29th July and 30th July 2013

 
29th July 2013 – 7:30 p.m. – Great Masters Series Dr. K. S. Karanth (Author, Musicologist and Yakshagaan expert)

Repeat Telecast – 30th July 2013 - 3.30 a.m. - Great Masters Series – Dr.K.S.Karanth (Author, Musicologist and Yakshagaan expert)

Repeat Telecast – 30th July 2013 - 11.30 a.m. - Great Masters Series – Dr.K.S.Karanth (Author, Musicologist and Yakshagaan expert)
 

30th July 2013 – 10.00 p.m. – Urumi - Fighting for Survival

Repeat Telecast – 31st July 2013 - 6.00 a.m. – Urmi – Fighting for Survival

Repeat Telecast – 31st July 2013 - 2.00 p.m. – Urmi – Fighting for Survival

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

11th August 2013  and
18th August 2013

 

11th August 2013 – 9.00 p.m. – Docu-Drama Legacy of Tana Bhagat Part I and II

Repeat Telecast – 12th August 2013 - 1.00 p.m. - Docu-Drama – The Legacy of Tana Bhagat Part I and II

 

18th August 2013 – 5:00 p.m. – Sacred Excellence Pattadakal Temples – duration 21’35”

Repeat Telecast – 19th August 2013 – 1:00 a.m. - Pattadakal Temples – duration 21’35”

Repeat Telecast – 19th August 2013- 9:00 a.m. - Pattadakal Temples – duration 21’35”

23rd August 2013

6:00PM to 7:00PM 

Film Screening of Mann Faqeeri (52 minutes) (2012)

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA 

13th September 2013 (2nd Friday)

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Film Circle Screening of "Sacred World of the Todas" directed by Bappa Ray, a winner of 8 national awards. Shri Ray will be available for Q & A after the screening. (57 mins.)

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road. Entry from Gate 3.

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27th September 2013 Film Circle Screening of Mirinalini Sarabhai : The artist and her Art by Yadavan Chandran and Mallika Sarabhai (52 min.) (2012)

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road. Entry from Gate 3.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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11th October 2013 Film Circle: Sama - The Muslim Music Mystic of India Directed by Shazia Khan. (52 mins.)



Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3, Dr Rajendra Prasad Raod, IGNCA

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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25th October 2013 Film Circle: Urumi - Fighting for Survival Directed by Michael Williams. (26 Mins.)

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, 3, Dr Rajendra Prasad Raod, IGNCA

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

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8th November 2013 Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is hosting the Screening of two documentary films on noted poet and art critic Keshav Malik on Friday, 8th November, 2013.

Keshav Malik – The Truth of Art” (30.02 mins; 2013; DVD; English)
Keshav Malik – A Look Back” (15 mins; 2012; DVD; English)

Venue: Auditorium, Media Centre, IGNCA, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

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13th November 2013 Screening of 50 minute Film ‘The Nalanda Tradition Preserved by Tibet’

Time: 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
Venue: Matighar, 1 C.V. Mess, IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 001

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22nd November 2013 Film Circle Screening of ”The Paintings of India” by Benoy K. Behl
Duration: 29 minutes

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Auditorium, Media Centre, IGNCA, 3 Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110 001

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Telecast on DD-Bharati at 10:30PM

from 26th November to 29th November 2013

26th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part - I
Duration: 29 minutes

27th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part - II
Duration: 30 minutes

28th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part - III
Duration: 30 minutes

29th November 2013 Surbhi Theatre’s MAYA BAZAAR Part - IV
Duration: 30 minutes

Film Festival

12th December 2013

13th December 2013

14th December 2013

18th December 2013

19th December 2013

20 th December 2013

 

12 December 2013, Thursday, 5.00 p.m.

Wangla - A Garo Festival
IGNCA’s Intangible Heritage Series
Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 52 minutes 26 sec.

The lineage of the Garo people of Western Meghalaya goes back to Tibet. The Garo hills are interspersed with patches of low-lying plains bordering Assam and Bangladesh. The life of Garos revolves around the Sun God, who rules their Jhum or shifting cultivation, and envelops the dynamics of their life ways. The Wangla festival of the Garos is the time for celebrating the bounty and well-being, bestowed by Sun God. It is the time to rejoice; time to choose the Bride and the Groom; and the time for young persons to mingle freely. The films place the life and times of Garos in the background of their traditional philosophy and belief systems, and provides a mirror to the Garo mindscape.

13 December 2013, Friday, 5.00 p.m.
Manifesting the Faith
Divine celebration on the Ghats of Varanasi
Director: V. N. Raina
Duration: 54 minutes

Varanasi– the holy city situated on the banks of river Ganga , the most sacred river for Hindus- is the city of knowledge , the city of Lord Shiva ,the city that celebrates both life as well as death. The documentary has presented the spectacular scenes of manifestation of faith on the ghats of Ganga, the river that has never changed its course and is worshipped as a Goddess. Some rituals or customs may seem to be illogical or irrational, but it is faith that sustains the people and gives a meaning to these. The surprising part may be the women celebrating the marriage of Saligram- black stone with Tulsi, a herb. But Saligram represents God Vishnu and Tulsi, the holy herb, stands for Vrinda, the great devotee who had achieved spiritual strength because of her piety & meditation. It is god Vishnu who ordains that she would be worshipped as the herb Tulsi and her symbolic marriage with Saligram is celebrated every year. Have a bath in Ganga and get your sins washed off. If you want to be successful in life, then offer prayers for five days – Bhism Panchak – in remembrance of the great warrior of Mahabharata, Bhism Pitamaha, who lay on a bed of arrows during the last five days of his life to fulfill his pledge. All great saints and holy men, Buddha, Guru Nanak, Adi Shankaracharya, Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravidas have made their journey to this place.

14 December 2013, Saturday, 5.00 p.m.
Kala : A Multimedia Presentation on Time
Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 27 minutes 19 seconds

The film documents an epoch making exhibition organized by IGNCA called “Kala” where one enters the state of timelineness that lies un-manifest. Then after blinking of the eyelid to the movement of the sun, the duration, sequence and movement of time are understood. The astrological linkage of time and notion about the space within the celestial bodies form another highlight of the “Kala” theme. The film documents the cosmic elements portrayed through concept of manifest, evolving from un-manifest to the level of paintings and portrayals. Alongside, it depicts duration of time in a day through the sundial. It also reflects upon various symbols of iconography and architecture and image and imagination of cosmic tree to understand the symbolizing the passage of time including Swastika. Thus the film in short highlights holistic vision of time and space starting its journey from un-manifestation state to its ever evolving manifestive dimensions within the content and context of time and space.

18 December 2013, Wednesday, 5.00 p.m.
Great Master Series – Ustad Fahimuddin Khan Dagar
Produced by IGNCA
Duration: 1 hours 20 minutes

Ustad Fahim-ud-din Khan Daggar was the renowned Drupad performer. In an interactive session with Dr. S.K Saxena, the well-known musicologist explains, with the help of demonstrations, the various stages of performing Drupad. He explains its meaning, objectives, elements and nuance. Alap- the initiation aims at bringing out the specific traits of the raga. Music has its own grammar, and Fahim-du-din explains the basic concepts and language of music. Every ‘raga’ has its own ‘muqam’ or position. The Raga Bhairava is an obeisance to sun, a tribute to light. But it has no words, because, ‘Sur’ can’t tolerate the burden of words. He further says that ‘Vidya’ or knowledge is necessary, but one must have a guru, a teacher. Riyaz or practice is important, but dedication is all the more important. Music is search for solace, whereas poetry appeals to emotion. This interactive DVD prepared under the Great Master Series presents deeper understanding of classical Indian music – the Sastriya Sangita.

19 December 2013, Thursday, 5.00 p.m.
Qasba Sanskriti: Bilgram

Director: Yousuf Saeed
Duration: 51 minutes

This film is a cultural sketch of Bilgram, a small town near Lucknow in north India, specially focusing on the performative arts associated with the Shia rituals of Ashura on Muharram. This film was made under the project “Aqeedat Ke Rang”.

20 December 2013, Friday, 5.00 p.m.
Lai - Haraoba
IGNCA’s Intangible Heritage Series
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
Duration: 1 hours 11 minutes

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 principle. 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: Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi

27th December 2013

Film Screening

 

SO HEDDAN SO HODDAN
ANJALI MONTEIRO & K. P. JAYASANKAR

Duration: 52 min

Mustafa Jatt sings Bheths, narratives of longing, sung by the Jatts, pastoral Muslim communities that live on the edge of the Great Rann of Kutch, in Gujarat, separating India and Pakistan. The Film is a journey into the music and everyday life of these communities, set against the backdrop of the Rann and the pastoral Banni grass lands. These marginal visions of negotiating difference in creative affirmative ways resist tight notions of the nation - state and national culture and open up the windows of our national imaginary.

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

Time: 06:00PM

10th January 2014

Film Screening

History in Bromide
by Dr. G. S.Raina, Duration- 28 minutes

Venue: Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
Time: 05:00PM

The film is on Kulwant Roy, the person who was personally responsible for several iconic images of the Indian independence movement and the early years of the Republic of India. He left his surviving photographic negatives and archives to his nephew Aditya Arya.

24th January 2014

Film Screening

Thang-Ta - Martial Art of Manipur THANG-TA (IGNCA’S INTANGIBLE HERITAGE SERIES)
by Shri Aribam Syam Sharma, Duration: 25 minutes 24 seconds

Venue: Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
Time: 05:00PM

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.

14th February 2014

Film Screening

Shravana Belagola - The Jain Heritage Site

Director: R. Bharathadri Duration: :50 minutes
Produced by IGNCA

Situated fifty miles northeast of Mysore, comprising Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills, Shravana Belagola is the Kashi of Jains, replete with Jaina Basadis or temples, reservoirs, enormous sculptures, carved out of rocky hills between the tenth and twelfth century. It houses the 58.8 feet statue of Bahubali, a symbol of sacrifice and renunciation. The towering Gomateswara, carved out of rock, stands out, among other Jaina Shrines, scaling the horizon. He is the saintly son of Adinatha, the first Tirthankara. He stands rigid, oblivious of the anthills and creepers growing between and around his feet. The sculpture is one of the finest specimens of tenth century Western Ganga work. The camera passes through the Chandragiri Hill, a space for great departure and eternal salvation, attained by seers and saints. The great emperor Chandragupta Maurya came here with his Jaina teacher Bhadrabahu and starved himself to death according to the Jaina Sallekhana tradition. The film explores the great collection of sacred Prakrit texts, and seeks a holistic vision of Jaina philosophy, iconography and ritual.

 

28th February 2014

Film Screening at 5PM

HWRIDA MANISHA

Director Rumpa Guin &Subhabrata Dey
Duration-54 mts.

True to its name this documentary-drama tries to explore the various phrases of the poet's life where he undergoes through changes in his religious beliefs. Rabindranath's life can be divided into six distinct phrases based on his religious thoughts. The documentary shows how the religious and philosophical imbibed together and influenced his works and in this process bring together certain episodes of the poet's life and how they shaped his final view towards humanity(and God).

The documentary traces Rabindranath's journey through various religious beliefs and how the poet ultimately found peace in the "Religion of man". This journey also signifies the intimate growth
of his works as an artist and poet.

28th March 2014

Film Screening

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Ganga - A celestial journey from Mukhba to Gangotri

Director: - B.S Rawat Duration-46 Minutes04 Second
Produced by IGNCA

The film pans the snow – capped mountains of Himalaya to zoom in and captures the glimpses of Gaumukh Glaciers, from where Ganga emerges to create riverine civilization along her traverse of 2500 kms. before merging in Bay of Bengal. It explores the Ganga Icon in her two abodes, in Gangotri during summer, and 25 kms downhill, at Mukhba or Mukhimath, where she travels down after Deepawali.

The film captures the journey of Ganga Icon in her palanquin from Mukhba on the penultimate day before the Gangotri Temple opens on auspicious day of Akhayatritiya. The IGNCA’s camera team trekked 25 kms to document various rituals, oral myths and socio – religious nuances that have been in vogue for several millennia. It highlights how village God Someshwar-devta comes to Mukhba to offer his reverence as now Ganga Icon goes to Annapurna temple in the tapoobhumi of Markandya Muni’s Ashram. Then the palanquin goes to Durga Siddha Peetha for Ganga’s second halt. Thereafter she journeys through rock boulders and pugdandis, foot tracks to reach Jangla, a mythological station before reaching Kopang an ITBP camp. The procession now moves on to Bhairon Ghati, where the temple opens up to welcome Gangaji for the night halt. Then on Akshyatritiya, Gangaji’s yatra to reach Gangotri for its much celebrated opening. The film thus records the pada – yatra journey on foot, of Gangaji, explores the oral tradition of Semwals, the priests of Ganga Devi, highlights the relation of nature with the Prashad benediction of Gangotri, covers the ritual of opening of the Kapat, door, of Ganga Temple at Gangotri, Ganga icon returns to Mukhba in the same manner after Deepawali Day every year.

7th April 2014

Film Screening at DD BHARTI

'Manifesting The Faith'

Time: 3pm, duration 52mts.

11th April 2014

Film Screening at 5PM

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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.

Venue: Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
Time: 05:00PM

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12th April 2014

Film Screening at DD BHARTI

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.

Time: 10:00PM

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25th April 2014

Film Screening at 6PM

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MUCH ADO ABOUT KNOTTING

GEETIKA NARANG ABBASI & ANANDANA KAPUR | 52 min | English, Hindi

Born into a society obsessed with marriages, a young girl, a not-so-young man and an NRI couple are compelled by tradition to look for matches via classifieds, matchmaking bureaus and websites. Confronted with innumerable criteria that determine who is acceptable and who isn’t, they question themselves and their choices. As they introspect, the melee of the matchmaking industry continues. At every turn, there are service providers who are ready to snoop, style and solicit potentials on their behalf. The Film is a light-hearted chronicle of this predicament that almost every Indian faces.

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9th May 2014

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Film Screening -  “Bali Yatra: "They Say, They Came from India"

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, New Delhi
Time: 10:15am and 11:00am for school children of class VII of Sanskriti School, Chankyapuri
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Director: Dr. Gautam Chatterjee    Duration: 36 minutes

This is a research documentation of the cultural dialogue between Indian sub-continent and Bali, known in history by the name of spice route. It highlights a panoramic view of Bali within various nuances of its culture which showcases a harmonic amalgamation. It explores various elements of Indian Culture, existing in Bali. Touching upon the Pedanda system or Priesthood of Bali the film also explores the calendar making concept which has many shades of Indian culture. The Gurukula system has a long heritage. Film further documents various creative aspects of icons, images, wooden and stone sculptures, etc. it features the Gedong Gandhi Ashram where Gandhiji’s philosophy is celebrated even today. In the Tenganan village some isolated 600 people have been practicing a unique tradition of their own for over a millennia.

23rd May 2014

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Film Screening - The Quantum Indians

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, New Delhi

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Director : Raja Choudhury (A PSBT Production)

Duration 53 minutes

The compelling and inspiring story of three Indian scientists – Satyendra Nath Bose, C.V.Raman and Meghnad Saha, who revolutionized the world of Physics and Indian Science in the early part of 20th century.

13th June 2014

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FILM SCREENING

Navakalevara - The New Embodiment

Duration: 49 minutes Produced by IGNCA

The icons of Lord Jagannath and his companions in Jagannath Temple of Puri in Orissa are made of Neem wood. Ritualistically, these icons are made after an interval of 12/19 years. This ancient event revolves around Banajaga Yatra, the journey undertaken in search of the sacred log. Temple men known as Dayitas or Daitas, said to be descendents of Visavasu tribe of mythological origin, are authorized for this exercise. Many rituals are followed before the tree is axed. Most important point to be noted is that in this process a new sapling is planted on the spot where the Neem tree was axed - a gesture of balancing the nature.

Director: Shri Prithviraj Mishra

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,

Time: 6.00 p.m. to 6.50 p.m.

27th June 2014

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FILM SCREENING

Journey of Ayurveda

Ayurveda continues to grow rapidly as one of the most important systems of mind-body medicine and natural healing, as a spiritual approach to life becomes ever more important in this ecological age. 'Journey of Ayurveda' travels in time from its origins in India to its progress into the 21st century, where Ayurvedic medicine is gaining international interest and respect as an alternative means of caring for physical and mental health.

Director : Shri Bappa Ray
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre,
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

11th July 2014

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FILM SCREENING > : Manipur - The Jewel of the East

Director: Sujit Chakraborty Duration: 1 hr, 33 sec

Manipur the beautiful land is inhabited by the Meiteis community who are in majority. Tongkul Nagas and over nineteen small tribes also are part of the population who have a rich heritage, history and culture. This documentary covers their culture, rituals, festivals and much more. The state's history is rich so is the culture equally vibrant. Many people prefer church marriages, "Dhol-Cholom", Rāsalīlā is a real treat to the eyes. People enjoy their life through various games.
A land of rich handicrafts, art of making pottery, special dolls, and handlooms needs a special mention. Although Imphal has become much more advanced, the small villages and towns still maintain the traditional values and the ways of life.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

 

25th July 2014

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FILM SCREENING > Pavakathakali (Glove Puppets of Kerala) Duration – 56 min.

Shri. G. Venu shall be present to take questions from the audience.
Origin of Pavakathakali or Puppet Kathakali is attributed to the Andippandaram community,an itinerant group who travelled from Andhra Pradesh and settled in Kerala. They performed puppetry as they moved from village to village for their livelihood. When Kathakali became popular in the eighteenth century, they began to dress up their puppets in Kathakali costumes and make up and also adapted attakatha, the text of Kathakali, creating a new form of puppetry called Pavakathakali. This 56 minute long presentation traces the history; the challenges the art form has faced in various phases of its existence and the present day efforts to rejuvenate it in the rustic setting in Kerala.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R.P. Road, New Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

8th August 2014

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IGNCA Film Circle :   "Zohra Unmasked"

Director: Jai Chandiram
Duration: 54 min. 14 sec.

Join us as we pay homage to one of the most inspiring trailblazers; Zohra Sehgal. Zohra Sehgal went to Queen Mary College, Lahore at a time when strict purdah was still observed. She followed her heart, become a dancer; went to Germany and got a three year diploma in dancing.  In the documentary, she shares about her training in expressing the consciousness of one’s body. On her return, she joined the dancing school of Uday Shanker. She joined the theatre group of Prithvi Raj Kapoor and worked with him for fifteen years, and even acted in films with him. The personality of this great danseuse, actress and the theatre person is unveiled by Dr.Kapila Vatsyayan – the well known visionary of art and culture.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

13th August and 14th August 2014

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Indonesian Movie Screening.

On the occasion of the Independence day of Indonesia, The Indonesian embassy is screening two Indonesian documentaries on 13 and 14 August, 2014.

On 13th August, 2014    Habibie and Ainun       Duration : Two Hours 
The movie depicts a true love story of the third Indonesian President Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (Habibie) and his beloved wife Hasri Ainun Habibie (Ainun). Habibie and Ainun were class mates in school. They met again in Indonesia upon Habibie's returned from Germany for a temporary sick leave. On their first meeting at Ainun's house in Bandung, they instantly fell in love. Their love journey continued when Habibie returned to Germany in order to pursue his studies in Aachen as well as when he was called by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to serve his country in the field of technology, aircraft industry and then politics. His ultimate services were to be CEO in Indonesia's aircraft enterprise. Minister of Research and Technology, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, and President of the Republic of Indonesia. Along Habibie's outstanding career journey and dedication to Indonesia. Ainun was his loyal and loving partner and soul mate who was always there for him to provide endless support. The journey ended when Ainun became gravely ill and finally passed away. Habibie and Ainun's love has been built on the journey to pursue their dreams. For Habibie, Ainun was his everything. She became the eyes to oversee his wife. For Ainun, Habibie had been her everything whom could fill love in her life. Every story has an end, every dream has a limit. Yet, Habibie and Ainun's love never ended.

On 14th August, 2014  (open for all)  The Border between Desire and Reality      Duration : Two Hours

Abstract of the film: Border tells the story of Jaleswari, an ambitious and assertive woman who as assigned by her office from Jakarta to the rural area of Kalimantan located at the border of Malaysia and Indonesia to promote education to the local people. Her assignment was the promote education to the local people. Throughout her time in the rural area, she faced emotional battle when her vision to promote education was challenged by the values of local tradition and culture.   This is a story of Jaleswari's struggle for a better life of the people of Kalimantan through education, It also depicts her journey to introduce program to the people of Kalimantan without alienating them from their traditions and culture.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi - 01
Time: 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

22nd August 2014

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IGNCA Film Circle : “The Golden Art”

Director : Dr.G.S.Raina
Duration: 32 minutes

India has a great tradition of paintings.Important artistic Centres got established in Tanjavur, Nathdwara (Rajasthan) and Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) and other parts of the country over the centuries. A distinctive feature of this painting tradition is the use of Gold leafs in the mythological and other contemporary works. The documentary explores this tradition of Indian paintings.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, New. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

12th September 2014

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IGNCA Film Circle :” Kissa – A Tradition of Punjab”     Docu-drama of Punjab Kissa - folklore - Sassi Punnu

Director: Gulshan Walia       Duration :59.58 minutes

Watch this docudrama to have fair knowledge of life and culture of Punjabis and their literature. Kissa - may be called a romantic ballad or a Masnavi in Persian, is a tragic story of love, velour, betrayal, passion, adventure etc, which is an important part of Punjabi literature. The literary genre, which dates back to medieval times, has been much popular in the Punjab. Besides reference to the main Kissas, like Heer-Ranjha, Sohini- Mahiwal, watch the brief enactment of “Sassi–Pannu”, written by Hashim Shah.

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

Time: 6.00 p.m.

26th September 2014

Film Circle screening of “Ustad Asad Ali Khan- A Portrait

Director : Renuka George       Duration : 70 minutes followed by Question and Answer session with Director.

This is a documentary film on Asad Ali Khan Khan (1937-2011), the eminent instrumentalist of Jaipur Beenkar gharana. Asad Ali was privileged to have a great family heritage, which boasted of legendary instrumentalists like Rajab Ali Khan, Musharraf Khan and Sadiq Ali Khan. He was one of the very few musicians to practice rudravina, an instrument now almost extinct.

The documentary takes us from Rampur, where his father was a court musician, to New Delhi where he lived until his death in June 2011. He shares with us the complexities of practicing this rare instrument. We get a glimpse of what life must have been like in the court days, and how the artistes of that generation dedicated themselves to their art. The artist plays at home for us, sharing his music generously and intimately.

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

Time: 6.00 p.m.

10th October 2014 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, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

24th October 2014

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16/10/2014 FILM SCREENING - Asian Age

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.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m

14th November 2014

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- 110001
Time: 6.00 p.m.

28th November 2014

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- 110001
Time: 6.00 p.m.

12th December 2014

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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.

16th December 2014

 

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
Time: 7:00PM

26th December 2014

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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.

28th December 2015

 

The MAGIC OF MAKING

IGNCA invites you to a special film screening of its Great Master Series--a film on legendary artist Shri KG Subramanyan titled "The Magic of Making" by renowned director Shri Goutam Ghosh at the National Gallery of Modern Art Bengaluru, 

Venue: Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, #49, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052

Time: 3:00PM

 

9th January 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.
16th -  18th January 2015

 

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.

10th February - 12th February 2015 Film Festival - LITERATURE ON SCREEN

Venue: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, New Delhi - 01

13th February 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.
 
18th February 2015 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
Time : 5.30 pm
27th February 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.

13th March 2015 Film screening of Underground Inferno

Director: Umesh Aggrawal
Duration: 1 Hour

This is a film on coal mine fire. The film highlights the devastation caused by the coal mine fires and how the communities get uprooted.The film has won "The best environment film Award" at IFFI, Goa.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.
27th March 2015

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, N. Delhi
Time: 5.00 p.m.

10th April 2015 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
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Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.
 

24th April 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

8th May 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

22nd May 2015 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, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m
 
12th June 2015 Film screening of LOLAB

Director: Mohiuddin Mirza
Duration: 52 minutes

The National Award winning documentary presents a picturesque glimpse of the Himalayan sub-valley, known as the fruit bowl of Jammu & Kashmir. The Anthropological film captures the beauties of nature in its pristine form.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m
19th June 2015 On the Occasion of International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2015, special Film 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, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.
26th June 2015 Film screening of ISLAMIC HERITAGE OF ASSAM

Director: Abdul Majid
Duration: 56 minutes

The film looks at the life-cycle events of Sufi saints, Islamic institutions, creative heritage, folk songs and creative traditions that highlight the Islamic heritage of Assam. It shows that Islamic heritage in Assam has been shaped over eight centuries since the first footing of the Muslims in this part of the country through interface and interaction of the community with the locals. The liberal Vaishnava tradition in healthy conjunction with the Sufi tradition offered unique opportunities to the Muslims to identify and integrate themselves into local lifestyles and build a harmonious customary and liberal Islamic heritage.


Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.
10th July 2015 Film screening of Navakalevara Director: Prithviraj Mishra
Duration : 49 minutes

The icons of Lord Jagannatha and his companions in Jagannaatha temple of Puri in Orissa are made of Neem wood. Ritualistically, these icons are made after an interval of twelve/nineteen years. This event is called Navakalevara or the new embodiment.This film is a rare documentation of this event.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m
24th July 2015   Film screening of Buddhism - A living Religion in the North east of India

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 60 mts

From the 7th century, Buddhism underwent radical changes, and new forms appeared which were called Mahayana and Vajrayana or Tantra. The discipline combines yoga practice with highly complex ritualism, mixed with magic, and involves the worship of a large number of divinities, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Mahayana Buddhism, both as a religion and a way of life has influenced the outlook of diverse communities in the Himalayan region. From Ladakh and Himachal in the west to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim in the east, in small villages scattered throughout the areas bordering Tibet, are communities who have adopted the Buddhist way of life. The film looks at the influence of Buddhism – a Living Religion, on the socio-cultural heritage, dances, festivals, arts and craft of Buddhist communities in the North Eastern region of India, especially Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.


Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, No. 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.
7th August 2015 Film screening of  Shesher Kobita by Ministry of Culture

This film, which is based on Tagore’s novel was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture at the time of 150th Birth Anniversary of Tagore, will be released by the Hon’ble Minister of Culture at 3.00pm on 7th August, 2015, the death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess.
Time : 3.00pm
14th August 2015 IGNCA Film Circle : SHABDA YATRA Director : Dr.G.S.Raina
Duration : 55 minutes, Hindi

The documentary is on the role of Press in the freedom struggle of India. It highlights the significance of the vernacular Press in spreading the message of the freedom movement among the masses and the humiliations suffered by the editors of those times. The rare archival newspapers and magazines of that era have been shown in the documentary.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.
28th August 2015 IGNCA Film Circle : Deva Vadyangal : Temple Instruments of Kerala

Director : R.Sarath
Duration : 58 minutes

Sound emitted by temple musical instruments for various ritualistic and ceremonial purposes is explored in this film. It touches upon the lesser known temple instruments of Kerala like Maddalam, Tayambaka Kompu, Kuzhal and Panca Vadyam like Sudha Maddalam, Edakka, Kompu, Elathalam. It traces the Guruvayur tradition and examines the Travancore School in which traditional instruments are played and taught. The sound bytes explore the age-old tradition of playing these instruments.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m.

11th September 2015 Film circle screening of PEMAYANGTSE Director: Ranajit Ray
Duration: 52 minutes

The film is a visually rich and detailed observation of the education, religious art, rituals, ceremonies and festivals at Sikkim’s most revered Buddhist monastery, home to the Niyangampa order.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m
 24th September 2015

Exhibition 24th September to 27th November 2015

 

31days Screening at IGNCA (27th Sep - 27th Oct. 2015)

 

31days Telecast at DD Bharti (27th Sep - 27th Oct. 2015)

IGNCA

24th September 2015: Inauguration of Exhibition: Bimb-Pratibimb Ramnagar-Ramlila, Varanasi by Shri Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Guest of Honour: Maharaja Dr. Anant Narayan Singh

Exhibition will remain open for two months.

Venue: Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Time: 3:30PM followed by screening of Documenting Ramnagar Ramlila, Varanasi

27th September to 27 October 2015 DOCUMENTING RAMNAGAR RAMLILA. Ramlila of Ramnagar is the most famous among all the Ramlilas, its scale is unmatched in Lila performances and UNESCO has declared it as an intangible cultural heritage of India. IGNCA has documented the complete Lila of 31 days. The documentary highlights the significance and uniqueness of the living heritage.

The regular daily screening for 31days between 6:00 to 6:30PM

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 6:00 to 6:30PM

STUDENTS VISITED IGNCA from

TELECAST at DD BHARTI

26th September 2015:  
The Telecast on DD Bharti will start with a curtain raiser of 55 mins. at 8.00 pm
27th September to 27 October 2015
Telecast of 31 episodes of 30 mins each at 8.30 pm daily on DD Bharti
8th October 2015 Screening of the film Circus. Theatre actors and circus artists come together to make this brilliant production under the directorial gaze of Abhilash Pillai. Twenty-six students from the National School of Drama, combine with nineteen artistes from Grand Circus along with an elephant and a horse appear on stage, the circus ring, for the maiden show of 'Clowns and Clouds', based on tales from the Panchatantra, from Kalidas' Meghadoot, and a Chinese fable Shwa-Shwa. Joker acts in between are supported by innovative masks, costumes, specially created music and dance. For the actor/student it was a challenge to perform in front of an audience of three thousand odd people circled from all sides. For the circus performer the challenge was to stick to a story. For the rest of us, the audience, a visual never seen before. IGNCA in collaboration with National School of Drama had hosted three days of Circus at IGNCA in 2013. The entire performance was documented by NSD. A film based on this documentation has now been made by well known film maker Shri Sanjay Mahirshi.

Shri Mahirshi will be available for Q & A session.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi -1
Time:

Contact No. : 23388155
13th November 2015 Film screening of GOTIPUA.
Director: Gulbahar Singh. Duration: 32 minutes

Gotipua dancers have survived in limited circles. The film highlights the physical and mental preparation of young dancers within a tight framework of training. This film is a tribute to the heritage of Gotipua and their contribution to the tradition of Indian performing arts.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m.

Contact No. : 23388815
27th November 2015 Film screening of TRIBES OF MEGHALAYA

Directors: B.B.Lahker & Sujit     Duration: 58 minutes

Meghalaya is inhabited largely by tribes. The Garo, Khasi and Jainita are three types of tribes having a glorious and unique history. The documentary encompasses their culture, customs, tradition and rituals.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m.

Contact No. : 23388815
11th December 2015 Film screening of JAI HO !

Director: Umesh Aggarwal
Duration : 1 hour,25 minutes

Tracing the journey of Music Director, A. R. Rehman, the documentary brings in focus an unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians of this country, who is known world over for his music. Shot across the world, the film includes interviews of personalities like Danny Boyle, Mani Ratnam, Gulzar, Shekhar Kapoor, Subash Gai and composer Andrew Lloyd.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m.

Contact No. : 23388815
8th January 2016 Film screening of  Wangla - A Garo Festival

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 52 minutes 27 seconds

The lineage of the Garo people of Western Meghalaya goes back to Tibet. The Garo hills are interspersed with patches of low-lying plains bordering Assam and Bangladesh. The life of Garos revolves around the Sun God, who rules their Jhum or shifting cultivation, and envelops the dynamics of their life ways. The Wangla festival of the Garos is the time for celebrating the bounty and well being, bestowed by Sun God. It is the time to rejoice; time to choose the bride and the Groom; and the time for young persons to mingle freely. The films place the life and times of Garos in the background of their traditional philosophy and belief systems, and provides a mirror to the Garo mindscape.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m.
22nd January 2016 Film Screening of Following the Box

Duration: 31 mins
Director: Shri Anirban Mahapatra

A box filled with photographs and negatives, made in India in 1945, compels a couple to try and unravel the mystery behind who took these photographs. Contemporary Indian artists draw inspiration from these images and create new artworks in response. The resulting film is a cross-cultural exploration of the power of art.

Allan and Jerri will be available for Q & A after the screening.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m

Contact No. : 23388815
12th February 2016 Film screening of Mahakumbha - In Search of the Nector
Director: Bappa Ray       Duration: 48 minutes

Prayag is the place of the confluence of sacred waters. Pilgrimage to this place is equated with three million ten thousand pilgrimages. Mahakumbha, which takes place once in twelve years, is the subject of the film covering the Mahakumbha of 2001. It explores the vast orality of an internal agnihotra. The fire of tapas (penance) burns retas or soma (semen fluid) in the body of the human being, purges it of poisonous lust and turns it into the healing nectar of energy. The process is equated with the cycle of waters, incited in the universe by the solar fire. The devotee substitutes a new, clean self for his old self through his ablution in the Mahakumbha.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815
26th February 2016 Film screening of Remains of a Dream (The Jewish Saga of Kerala)

Director: Sanjay Maharishi       Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

The film explores the historical experiences and social formations of the Jewish community, who arrived in India in the 16th century and settled mainly in Kerala. The contribution of the community in trade, commerce and other fields is also highlighted in the film.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815
11th March 2016 Film screening of Saat - Sur

The film explores the great acoustic and mythological heritage of 'nada' and 'tala' through diverse uses of 'raga' in Gharana traditions.It investigates the orality of the Gharanas and the broad punctuations of their renderings.

Director: Sanjay Khanna
Duration : 1hour, 30 minutes.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
8th April 2016 Film Screening: The Multifarious Tribal culture of Tripura - The film is a documentation of the simple life of the Tribes of Tripura who live in unison with nature. Reangs, Chakmas and other tribes are untouched by the twists of the modern life and even their dances have a relevance to their day to-day life and communion with nature.

Director: Madhumita Nag.      Duration: 51 minutes.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815

22nd April 2016 Film Screening: Agha Hashar Ek Parampara - An influential Parsi theatre playwright, Agha Hashar popularized theatre by introducing songs and dialogues with idioms and poetic qualities. His plays were adapted in the silent film era and later as early talkies. The film focuses on his contribution to theatre and cinema.

Director: Dr. G. S. Raina      Duration: 30 minutes

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815
13th May 2016 FILM CIRCLE SCREENING - From Piety to Plenty

Director: Mahesh Tiwari         Duration: 36 minutes

The film focuses on the convergence of rituals, showcasing rock-temples and classical elements in the folk deities of Dharamsthala on the Western Ghats of southern Karnataka. It gives a glimpse of the ecclesiastical deliberations, conservation of heritage manuscripts and museum artifacts.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815

27th May 2016 FILM CIRCLE SCREENING  - Blessings: Guru Drakmar Chaam.

Director: Rumpa Guin.      Duration: 35 minutes.

Guru Drakmar Chaam is a glorious festival of Sikkim, during which a number of Mask-Dances are performed. The film focuses on the significance of these dances and dance-rituals to look after the rich cultural heritage

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815

10th June 2016 FILM SCREENING: Yelhou Jagoi

Yelhou Jagoi is re-enactment of creation also known as Lai-Haroba, a dance form of Manipur. The film highlights the celebration of romantic love of Lord Nongpok and Goddess Panthoibi.

Director: Aribam Syam Sharma
Duration: 35 minutes

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815

24th June 2016 FILM SCREENING: Konyaks and other Tribes of Nagaland: The film describes the various tribes of Nagaland and underlines the nuances of their lifestyle and belief system.

Director: Sujit Chakraborty
Duration: 57 minutes

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 23388815
8th July 2016 FILM SCREENING

The Magic of Making:   The film is on the life and works of K.G.Subramanyan, one of the foremost figures in modern Indian art and culture. The film explores the motivation for the various mediums used by the artist.

Director: Goutam Ghose
Duration: 103 minutes, English.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

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22nd July 2016 FILM SCREENING (2 Films)

1. Folk Tradition of Rama-Katha in North East India

Ramayana is an epic that has been transported and transplanted into various languages and cultures. The film is a journey through the north-east, where irrespective of cultural differences; Rama's story has been accepted and at times rewritten, to get a feel of their own social and cultural milieu.

Director: Bappa Ray
Duration: 30 minutes, English

2. Kumaoni Ramlila Ek Durlabh Parampara: The film focuses on the Ramlila tradition in Kumaon region.
Director: Himanshu Joshi , Duration : 45 minutes. Narration is in Hindi

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

12th August 2016 FILM SCREENING

Legacy of Tana Bhagat
The film, in the docudrama format, is on Tana Bhagat( 1888-1918), a social reformer and a community leader of Chota Nagpur ( Jharkhand). He fought against superstitions prevalent among tribal and preached non-violence. Tana led tana panthis to revolt against British.
Director: Saurabh Kishore         Duration: 62 minutes, Narration: Hindi

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m

26th August 2016 FILM SCREENING

Revisiting Bhand Pather
The film presents a historical and cultural perspective on the endangered Art form Bhand Pather , the traditional folk theatre of Kashmir. It is an age- old oral tradition, handed down intangibly from one generation to the other.
Director: M.K.Raina
Duration: 55 minutes, Narration: English/Hindi.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

9th September 2016

Film Screening: Kathakali - the art form of Kerala Part - I: The film traces the masters of the Kathakali tradition and shows disciples getting initiated into this dynamic art of storytelling. This involves the vibrant exercises for breath control and oil massages for stimulating the body, the training to co-ordinate eyes, hands and body movements. The basic repertoire of Kathakali through five salutations and dance is presented in the film.

Director: N.Radhakrishnan. Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes, English.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

9th September 2016 Screening of a Sanskrit film - Ishti
Ishti literally means search for self, yaga, etc. The film is the first in Sanskrit with a social theme.
 
Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi.
Time : 6.30pm

Contact No. : 23388815
23rd September 2016 Film Screening: Kathakali - the art form of Kerala Part - II: The second part of the film focuses on the actual performances of Kathakali and traces the primary languages of communication in Kathakali – the sound and Mudra. The documentary highlights the RASAS to depict the eight major expressions which are interlinked and spring from one another.

Director: N.Radhakrishnan . Duration: One hour, English

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

28th October 2016 FILM SCREENING - Dakshina Kannada -  land of the Mother Goddess
The film explores the rich tradition of Mother Goddess worship, transcending all communities and castes in south Karnataka.
Director: Jai Chandiram
Duration: One hour 20 minutes

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815
11th November 2016 On the occasion of Education Day, Film screening of Aashiq-e -Vatan: Maulana Azad.

The film, in the form of a Docu-drama, on the life of Maulana Azad will be screened in connection with the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Azad which falls on 11th November, 2016. Directed by Dr. Lovlin Thadani, the film runs for 1 hour and 55 minutes.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.
Time : 5.30pm

Contact No. : 23388815

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25th November 2016 Film Screening
Behind the Mask - The film tries to decipher the Vasnava, Buddhist, monastic and the oral community traditions behind masks.It presents the social, theological,and iconographical contexts of masks in North-East India. The 54 minute film is directed by Sanjeev Bhattacharya.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815
5th December 2016 IGNCA's film Leela in Kheria has been selected in Delhi International Film Festival, 2016. The film will be screened at New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Convention Centre, Parliament Street, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi - 110001 (opposite Jantar Mantar ).

Time: 12:00 Noon

 

9th December 2016

FILM SCREENING: The Fishermen and Boatmen of Kerala: Kerala, the God's own country has a great heritage of boatmen culture. From Kochi to Kollam, different types of boats, houseboats and different types of nets are used to catch fish. The film focuses on the lifestyle and the traditions of these people.
Director: S.Vijay Gopal Duration: 58 minutes


Venue IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

23rd December 2016

FILM SCREENING: Turning the Tide - The Fisher Folk of Tamil Nadu  the boatmen of Tamil Nadu, while observing the season Wadai (September-February), catch fish and sing songs. They predict the ocean currents just by looking at the colour of the clouds. The documentary highlights their lifestyle through their cultural and rituals.
Director: S.Vijay Gopal Duration: 58 minutes


Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

13th January 2017

FILM SCREENING - Nada Nagar na Ujaro: This is a biographical documentary on Padma.Shri Asgari Begum documented during her last days. The film is a unique blend of nostalgic talks with rare drupad gayiki of Gwalior Gharana. She was one of the few drupad singers of her time and depicted very different style which gave her space in the world of classical music.

Director: Mr. Shyam Sharma Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

27th January 2017

FILM SCREENING - The Talking Rocks of Badami: The film explores the awesome rock-cut sculptures of the Badami caves in the Bijapur district of Karnataka. Created under western Calukya king Mangalesha in the sixth century CE, the sculptures are celebrated as the wonderful workmanship of our country.

Director: R.Bhartadhari Duration: 52 minutes.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

10th February 2017 FIlm Screening - Tabo Chos Khorthe historical Buddhist monastery of Himachal Pradesh known as Tobo Chos Khor is situated in the Spiti valley. It is an iconic milestone of Buddhist monastic tradition. The monastery holds priceless collection of Thanka paintings, manuscripts, statues and murals. The documentary explores its different facets.

The one hour film has been directed by Usha Joshi and Chand Joshi.
Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815
 

10th March 2017 FILM SCREENING: Brhadisvara Temple Thanjavur - Mahakumbha Abhisekham

Director: Jai Chandriam     Duration: 56 minutes

The temple was built by Rajaraja Chola (CE 995-1010) to honour Lord Siva. The film records rare footage of all the Abhisekam. This rare documentation records one of the greatest oral and ritualistic heritages.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815
24th March 2017 Film Screening of Leela in Kheriya.

Director: Dr. Molly Kaushal. Duration: 53 minutes

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m
Contact No. : 011-23388815

Press Updates

17th April 2017 IGNCA cordially invites you to the screening by IIC of the documentary film Leela in Kheriya

Duration-53 minutes
Directed by Dr. Molly Kaushal

The film tells the stories of a few individual lives in Kheriya, deeply enmeshed with the Ramlila performed every year in the village. Kheriya is located near the township of Firozabad, known for its glass making factories. In the film, the furnaces of these factories serve as metaphors for rhythms of life, its grit and grime, as also its sublime essence. Lives of both Hindus and Muslims of Kheriya converge on the Ramlila stage, making it a moment of liberation and self-realization for each.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Prof. Pushpesh Pant, Dr. Sukrita Paul and Prof. Molly Kaushal (Film maker).

Venue : C.D. Deshmukh (Main) Auditorium, India International Centre (IIC), Lodi Road, New Delhi.
Time : 6.30 PM.

Contact No. ; 011-23388016/8062
28th April 2017

Due to Gazetted Holiday on 14th April, 2017 (second Friday), two films will be screened on 28th April, 2017.

Film screening of Mantra

Director : Dr.Vivekanand
Produced by Doordarshan
Duration: 30 minutes

Based on the story of Premchand has won three Doordarshan Awards in different categories. Language of the film is Hindi.

Film screening of Naagmani
Director: Dr.Vivekanand
Duration: 45 minutes

This short film is based on works of Kamleshwar and has been premiered on the National Network Doordarshan. The language of the film is Hindi.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi
Time: 5.30 p.m onwards
 

   

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