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இன்று 8வது சென்னை சர்வதேச ஆவணம் மற்றும் குறும்பட விழாவின் மூன்றாவது நாள். சென்ற 19ந் திகதி ஆரம்பமாகிய இவ்விழாவில் மிகச் சிறந்த ஆவணப்படங்கள் திரையிடப்படுகின்றன.

இந்த விழாவின் ஏற்பாட்டாளருடன் பேசுகையில், இலவசமாக நடத்தப்படும் இந்த விழாவிற்குப் பார்வையாளர்கள் வருகை குறைவாகவே உள்ளது என வருத்தம் தெரிவித்தார்.

இந்தியாவின் தலை சிறந்த படைப்பாளிகள் இவ்விழாவுக்கு வருகை புரிந்துள்ளார்கள். அவர்களிடம் உரையாடி திரை மொழியை கற்றுக்கொள்ளலாம். குறைந்த செலவில், வித்தியாசமா 'ஷாட்' வைப்பது எப்படி?என்பதை ஆவணப்படங்கள்தான் கற்றுத்தரும். கொரியன் பட டிவிடி கற்றுத்தராது எனும் பேருண்மையை புரிந்து கொள்ளும் படைப்பார்வலர்கள் நிச்சயம் இந்த விழாவைத் தவறவிடமாட்டார்கள்.

8th Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2020

Screening Schedule, Day 01; 19 February

VENUE 01 : Max Mueller Bhavan

10 am : Inauguration

11 am to 1pm
People of the Wasteland
(Dir: Heba Khaled; 21 min; Turkey; Doc)
Janani's Juliet
(Dir: Pankaj Rishi Kumar; 53 min; India; Doc)
Invisible
(Dir: Shirin Barghnavard; 27 min; Iran, Germany; Doc)

2 pm to 5 pm
The Kick
(Dir: Andres Veiel; 82 min; Retro; Doc)
The Quiet Rebel
(Dir: Carole Cassier; 48 min; France; Doc)
Rishte
(Dir: Manjira Datta; 25 min; Homage; Doc)

5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Neeli Raag
(Dir: Swati Dandekar; 85 min; India; Doc)
Mission Life Line
(Dir: Markus Weinberg; 67 min; Germany; Cont.German films; Doc)

VENUE 02 : Department of Visual Communication, Loyola College

2 pm
Film : Mannu
(Dir: Ramdas Kadavallur; 113 min; India; Doc)

DETAILED SCHEDULE : 19 February

VENUE 01 : Max Mueller Bhavan

10 am Inauguration

11 am to 1 pm

People of the Wasteland
(Dir: Heba Khaled; 21 min; Turkey; Doc)
People of the Wasteland is an experimental short-film in a first-person point of view depicting the clashes of Syrian fighters in the front line.

Janani's Juliet
(Dir: Pankaj Rishi Kumar; 53 min; India; Doc)
Kausalya lost her husband (Shankar), when they were attacked by her own family. They had married against their families wishes. Deeply disturbed by a spate of honour killings in India, Indianostrum, a Pondicherry based theatre group sets out to introspect the implications of caste, class and gender. They adapt Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. What emerges in the process is a critical reflection and commentary of the contemporary Indian society where love struggles to survive.

Invisible
(Dir: Shirin Barghnavard; 27 min; Iran, Germany; Doc)
The Berlin Wall is a metaphor for the concept of separation in this film. While seeing the remnants of the Berlin Wall today, surrounded by excited tourists, taking photographs, we hear the voices of several artists from different backgrounds who talk about their bitter personal experiences imposed on them due to their nationalities.

2 pm to 5 pm

The Kick
(Dir: Andres Veiel; 82 min; Retro; Doc)
On the night of 13 July 2000 brothers Marco and Marcel Schönfeld, together with their friend Sebastian Fink, violently attacked and killed 16-year-old MarinusSchöberl. Documentary maker Andres Veiel carried out extensive research for the play he wrote about the case which took place in Uckermark, a district of Berlin. The film is based on and takes its name from the play.

The Quiet Rebel
(Dir: Carole Cassier; 48 min; France; Doc)
The Quiet Rebel tells the controversial story of radical feminist artist Casey Jenkins: her rise to internet fame, and shame after a performance where she knitted with wool that she inserted in her vagina.

Rishte
(Dir: Manjira Datta; 25 min; Homage; Doc)
In India the fate of a woman is often determined by the size of the dowry she brings to her marital home. A woman is considered worthless if she does not bear a male child. Female foeticide is a common practice in India. A daughter is viewed as a socio-economic burden as she leaves her parental home with capital (dowry). She seldom has the option to return to her parental home if she is tortured in her marital home. Society prefers a woman's death to her divorce.

The film unpeels layers of the many-headed evil patriarchy in Indian society as it explores the factors that lead to the death of Lali Devi, an educated and capable woman, and her two girls.

5.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Neeli Raag
(Dir: Swati Dandekar; 85 min; India; Doc)
Indigo is not just a colour, it never was... it was wealth, it was mystique, it was colonialism, tyranny and protest. It made history, but itself fell prey to the events and processes of time, until one day it seemed to disappear.

As the world begins to demand natural dyes once again, it is back in the spot light. The stubborn dreamers who refused to forget their craft feel vindicated, but the world that once nurtured this difficult and capricious colour is no more.

Traversing the verdant monsoon of Tamil Nadu, the earthy expanses of springtime Telangana, and the wintry desert of Kachchh, Neeli Raag is an attempt to tell the story of indigo as it is practised in India today.

Swara Dandekar, the filmmaker will take part in the post screening interactions.

Mission Life Line
(Dir: Markus Weinberg; 67 min; Germany; Cont.German films; Doc)

Their purpose: to save refugees from drowning. For this, Axel Steier and his team from the Dresden sea-rescue NGO "Mission Lifeline" have worked tirelessly for years to collect donations. Together with two Spanish NGO's, they finally manage to buy their own ship and set off to the Mediterranean. In his hometown Dresden, Axel's idea finds many friends but just as many enemies. And then, the truth at sea – oil leakage, refugee boats sinking before their eyes, even gunfire by Libyan militia.

For two years, we accompanied Axel and his team with our camera – even onto the ship just off the Libyan coast, where the struggle to save people from certain death ultimately also turns into a fight for the European idea.

 

VENUE 02 : Department of Visual Communication, Loyola College, Chennai

2 pm

Film

Mannu : Sprouts of Endurance
Dir: Ramdas Kadavallur ; 113 min; Malayalam, Tamil; 2020

The documentary narrates the saga of encroachment of vast stretches of a hilly land, the eviction of its rightful owners, the blatant exploitation of the labourers and their struggle for existence. This examines the social milieu in which these unorganised labourers are living.

It does not confine itself in narrating the evolution and impact of a labour struggle, but also focuses on another important social aspect in India, the significance of caste, the strangle hold it exerts on the psyche of the nation.

The documentary holds its mirror to the dichotomy of underlying neglect and discrimination meted out to the hapless people belonging to the lower echelons of society. It explores the ruthless impact of policies on the 'land' and 'soil', its lopsided distribution, the illegal encroachments carried out by the encroaches, the resultant irreparable and long standing damage it causes to the environment and fragile terrain, which is abound with precious flora and fauna.

Ramdas Kadavallur, the filmmaker will introduce the film and will take part in the discussions.

We welcome you! Entry free!

ஒவ்வொரு பொதுமக்களுடைய வாழ்க்கையிலிருந்தும் இசையை பிரிக்க முடியாது.

கடந்த இரு வாரங்களுக்கு முன் முடிவுக்கு வந்த லொகார்னோ சர்வதேச திரைப்பட விழாவில், இம்முறை கொரோனா காரணமாக, இணைய வழி திரைக்காட்சிகளே அதிகம் இடம்பெற்றிருந்தன.

முகநூல், ட்விட்டர், இண்டாகிராம், டிண்டர், செயலிகள் உள்ளிட்ட சமூக வலைதளங்கள் இல்லாமல் போனால் தற்கால மனிதன் கற்கால மனிதனைப்போல பின்னோக்கிப் போய்விடுவான் என்ற நிலைதான் தற்போது நிகழ்கிறது.

உலக சுகாதார அமைப்பின் தகவலின்படி உலகில் ஒரு வருடத்தில் கிட்டத்தட்ட 800,000 பேர் தற்கொலை செய்துகொள்கிறார்கள்.

சுவிற்சர்லாந்தில் பொது மக்கள் வாக்கெடுப்பு என்பது சட்டமியற்றும் அமைப்பின் ஒருங்கிணைந்த பகுதியாகவுள்ளது.

ஹேமந்த் மதுகர் இயக்கத்தில், டி.ஜி. விஷ்வ பிரசாத் தயாரிப்பில் உருவாகியுள்ள நிஷப்தம் திரைப்படத்தில் ஆர். மாதவன், அனுஷ்கா ஷெட்டி,

பிரேசில் நாட்டைச் சேர்ந்த சர்ஃபர் மாயா கபீரா எனும் பெண் அலைச் சறுக்கல் போட்டியில் உலக சாதனையை படைத்துள்ளார்.