Beyond Thought Documentary

Beyond Thought Documentary
Movies
2.5 hrs

January 22, 2020 7:00 pm Wednesday

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In a world full of constant change, we are always aware of what’s going on and what we think about it.

This gives us a sense of who we are related to what we are aware of. This documentary reveals that awareness itself is not what you think.

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club

SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY

SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY
Discussion
3.0 hrs

January 17, 2020 10:30 am Friday

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SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY

Marking 4th Shaheed Rohith Vemula Smriti Divas

WE THE PEOPLE | हम भारत के लोग | ہم بھارت کے عوام

&

Citizens Against CAA-NRC-NPR

Invite You for a Talk on

Citizenship, Constitutionality and Social Justice: CAA-NRC-NPR & Beyond

Speakers:

Radhika Vemula (Anti-Caste Activist and Leader, Justice for Rohith Movement)

Yogendra Yadav (Political and Social Activist, Swaraj Abhiyan)

Asma Rasheed (Faculty, EFLU & Hyderabad Muslim Women’s Forum – HMWF)

P. Shankar (Dalit Bahujan Front-DBF)

Date: 17th Jan | Friday| 10 am to 1 pm

Venue: Lamakaan, Opp GVK, Banjara Hills, Rd. No. 1, Hyderabad

All Are Welcome

HOME Documentary

HOME Documentary
Movies
2.5 hrs

January 15, 2020 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Home is a 2009 French documentary film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club

Pichle Ikkis Saal ( Hindi Play )

Pichle Ikkis Saal ( Hindi Play )
Play
2.0 hrs

January 12, 2020 7:30 pm Sunday.

Synopsis : “Insecurity, complex, pollution, money, cell phones, drugs, orkut, facebook, relationships, manners, ethics, love, parents, pressure, sex, freedom, capitalism, education , dependance, awareness, guilt, communication, happiness, confusion…

Why do I do the things, which I do? I think rubbish. I feel rubbish… Who am I? I am not a hardcore rightist, nor a leftist. Not even a orthodox brahmin nor a suppressed dalit. Not a gay nor a part of the minority, not a lefty, or mentally ill.. Who the hell am I? Just a oversensitive guy.. confused.. trapped! Where do I go.. ? What do I do? Will drugs help? Or should turn a blind eye? That wont help, I have tried.. I have tried everything.. Everybody has tried everything..” Straight out of the minds of 21 year olds. The story of a youngster who finally goes to a reality show which is there to create an extremist, terrorist young force..

Is it fundamentalist? Religious? Regional? Certainly not! Exactly what happened with the young parents, involved in liberal, leftist, socialist movements in and after the 1975 Emergency? What happened with the concept of a free, secular, liberal and ideal nation worth to give a birth to a child?? What happened with the values and ethics which they expected from their previous generation of freedom fighters?

What exactly did happen in the last 21 years…

Organizer
Udaan Performing Arts, Hyderabad

Revolution 2020 – Discussions

Revolution 2020 – Discussions
Music
2.5 hrs

January 10, 2020 6:30 pm Friday

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Hobnob Events and Entertainment presents ReVolution 2020, An Open Discussion Forum to discuss upon all such current issues and take not just resolutions but create a revolution for a better India. In our first of the kind series, we bring following topics for discussion with eminent personalities from across Hyderabad. Let there be solutions at the end of these discussions which can be shared with the larger community.

Topic 1: Subsidized Education – A Social Contract between students and government.

Topic 2: Discussion on CAA, NRC and NPR – issues and Implementation.

Entry: Free

Organizer
Ashish Shrivastava in association with Team Hobnobs

About Ashish: Experience in doing theater play and conducting events. About Hobnobs: Hobnobs is an events and entertainment company started in Hyderabad. We hobnobs are bringing together people from all the communities on a single platform. Our services varies from organizing plays, events, promoting talent & all kinds of workshops.

In solidarity with JNU

In solidarity with JNU
Discussion
1.0 hrs

January 09, 2020 7:30 pm Thursday

in solidarity with JNU against ABVP hooliganism.

On Sunday night,masked ABVP goons with sticks, lathis and stones, attacked students and teachers of JNU. This happened after the home minister asked people to take revenge from anti nationals and urban naxals. Such state supported attack has never happened for any University in past. These are challenging times for people who are opposing the governments anti constitutional and anti people moves. All progressive people should come out and extend solidarity with those who are standing against this state tyranny. Lamakaan is organising a solidarity event to extend support to JNU students and to all those who are fighting for civil and democratic rights of people. All are welcome to attend this event on 9.1.2020 at lamakaan at 7:00 PM

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

God and the Scientists

God and the Scientists
Movies
2.5 hrs

January 08, 2020 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Why are we here, how did we come to be, and can these common existential questions best be explained through faith or proven facts? Oxford University Professor of Neuroscience Colin Blakemore gives viewers an overview of Christianity’s historically volatile relationship with science in this amusing and thought provoking film.

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club

4 movies

4 Short Films Screening
Movies
2.5 hrs

January 07, 2020 7:30 pm Tuesday

4 Short films by K. GOVINDARAJU and SAKSHI GULATI.

This screening session is going to be a delectable treat for film lovers.

It features three short films directed by K. GOVINDA RAJU (hailing from Mancheriyal in Telanagana) and another film scripted by him, but directed by SAKSHI GULATI (from Delhi). The films were made as part of their Film Direction courses at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, and have been highly appreciated.

  1. GOLDEN MANGO (Marathi/ 10min/ 2013) // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU A little boy throws a tantrum for mangoes and gets ticked off by his mother. He is mollified by his grandmother who tells him the story of golden mangoes reaped by a villager. Midway through the story, the boy slips into a dream in which he touches the golden mango and turns it into an ordinary one. Awards and Nominations : o MIFF. IDPA award for Best student film(2014) – Winner o Berlinale Film Festival (2013) (Competition) o HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Germany 2014 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2012) (Nominated) o International Film Festival of India (2012) (Screened) o Pune International Short Film Festival(2013) (Nominated) o International Short & Independent Film Festival, Dhaka(2013) (Nominated)
  2. SARUS (Marathi/ 20 min/ 2016) // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU Vishnu (14) lives an idyllic life in a small fishing village. Vishnu is skilled at hand fishing but he, as a rule never fishes in excess. He is attracted to Meenakshi(14) but her proximity to another boy compels Vishnu to act in a way that will forever crease his fabric of innocence.

Awards and Nominations : o Winner (2nd) : Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival -NID – 2016 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2016) (Nominated) o CMS Vatavaran Film Festival, India (2017) Nominated)

  1. SNAKES (music video/ 5 min/ 2015 // Director : K. GOVINDARAJU
  2. NEON (Marathi/ 27 min/ 2018) // Director : SAKSHI GULATI Synopsis : Having recently moved to Mumbai, a working class family rents out their balcony to an advertising company in order to supplement their meager income. A gigantic billboard that reads “Add value to your life” now blocks all natural sunlight to their cramped apartment, disturbing the family’s natural rhythms and forcing them to adjust to life suspended in a permanent evening illuminated by a strange neon glow. As the parents struggle to bear their compromised present in hopes for a better future that appears increasingly elusive, the children, hopeful and resilient, find comfort in each other and look for cracks through which the light creeps in. Awards and Nominations : o Winner (2nd) : Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival -NID 2016 o Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, China.(2016) (Nominated)

K. GOVINDA RAJU His passion for storytelling led him to do a course in fine arts followed by film making training from Film and Television Institute of india (FTII Pune). His short film ‘Golden Mango’ was screened in 17 different countries and won many awards, including the Prestigious Berlinale -Germany.

His film school graduation film Sarus was screened in ISFVF Beijing-china, and won Silver Comma Awards 2017. A minimalist aesthetic, relying on fine detailing and pre-visualization allows him to be appropriately communicative and efficient during execution. Culturally rooted reality and a magical allegorical realism find an unusual confluence in the stories he works with.

SAKSHI GULATI

Sakshi Gulati is a Filmmaker & Media Educator. She has worked with grass root initiatives, fiction and non-fiction films, documentation of Folk Cultures & Media literacy initiatives, producing documentaries & a series of shorts made by children & young adults before joining film school. Her films have been screened at various platforms.

Main Rahi Masoom

Main Rahi Masoom

Play
1.5 hrs

January 04, 2020 7:30 pm Saturday

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About the play:

MAIN RAHI MASOOM, a solo performance enacted by Vinay Varma and directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar is a biographical sketch of the famous Hindi and Urdu writer, the Late Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza. This performance is first of its kind on Rahi.

This 70-minute poignant monologue shows how Rahi detested communal and vote-bank politics, and how he fought against the divisive forces in the country through his writings. He was a strong nationalist first and a Muslim next. He also staunchly opposed pseudo-secularism. Sample this: “main ek Hindustani musalman hoon aur iske siva meri aur koee pehchaan naheen hai” or “vatan mazhab nahin jo badla ja sake”. He was upfront against the fundamentalists on both sides of the divide. He was brutally honest regarding politics of hatred, and felt that the interest of communal elements among both Hindus and Muslims lies in keeping the two communities aloof from each other and to create distrust among them”…sampradaaikta(communalism) ka koee dharm nain hota” or “zahid-e-tang nazar ne mujhe kaafir jaana aur kaafir ye samajhta hai ki musalman hoon main……”

The monologue ends with Rahi’s rare nazm Vaseeyat.

Rahi’s journey begins on 1st September, 1927 in Gangauli, a small village in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh and ends with his vaseeyat in which he wills that he be laid to rest in the lap of Ganga, whom he considered his second mother. He passed away on 15 March 1992.

During his illustrious career, Rahi Masoom Raza has written lyrics, dialogues and stories for various movies and television series. His high came with the telecast of TV series ‘Mahabharat’ that was based on the Hindu epic Mahabharat. Rahi, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogue of the TV series that went on to become the most watched TV series in India. At one time, its TRP was a staggering 86 %. This was a triumph for Rahi as some Hindu zealots had criticized his inclusion in the team. Terms of address like “Matashri”, “Pitashri”, “Bhratashri”, and “Jijashri” etc. were brought into the popular realm by Rahi.

Organizer
Sutradhar

Mushaira of Satire on NRC & CAA

Mushaira of Satire on NRC & CAA
Music
2.0 hrs

January 03, 2020 6:30 pm Friday

Mushaira of Satire on NRC and CAA Time – 6:30 pm, 3rd January, Friday.

Hyderabadi Poets will recite Protest Poems written about the NRC and CAA. Witty, bittersweet and heartbreaking poetry in Hyderabadi language by the city’s most irreverent and fun poets. Come along for the solidarity and protest, like only the Hyderabadis know.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space