Documentary Film Screening – Behind the Mask – Episode 1

Date: 22/11/2019
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, Ignca RCB, Bengaluru

The film tries to decipher the Vaishnava, Buddhist monastic and the oral community traditions behind masks. Masks have been used to mediate between the self and the other, life and death, prototypes and archetypes; to individuate the collective; and, to effect semiotic, metempsychotic, theatrical transformation in personal identities. The film presents the social, theological and iconographical contexts of masks in Northeast India.

Director: Shri Sanjeev Bhattacharya | Duration: 28 minutes, 43 seconds