JEEVIKA Film Fest,2011
8th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Fest
This year a total of 14 documentaries films have been shortlisted from a total of 73 entries. On inaugural day noted filmmaker and Padma Vibhushan, Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan declared the festival open and gave away the awards
Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival is organised by Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi. The festival is a part of the larger ‘Livelihood Freedom Campaign’ called Jeevika.
Festival schedule: 26-28 August 2011, India Habitat Centre
Inaugural day: 26th August
Program at Stein Auditorium--
Inauguration: Festival and Photo Exhibition
Nominations: Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2011 Awards
Dance Performance: Indian Film & Television Institute, Meerut
Introduction: Manoj Mathew, Director, Jeevika Festival
Welcome Address: Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society
Keynote Address: Ram Jethmalani, Lawyer and Member of Parliament
Message: Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Malayalam Filmmaker
Presentations of Awards: 8th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary 2011
Saturday: 27th August
Program at Gulmohar Hall--
10:00 Sumangali, Director: Pravin Mishra
10:30 Made in India, Director: Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha
12:20 Defying Gravity, Director: Akanksha Saxena & Chandrika Deb
13:00 Brave New Medium, Director: Subasri Krishnan
14:15 Workshop: Law, Liberty & Livelihood Workshop
15:15 Budhan Diaries, Director: K. Harish Singh
15:50 Andhere se Pehle, Director: Ajay T G
16:35 Dekha Andekhi: Kal aur Kala, Director: Akash Kanthan
17:10 Whispers in the Night, Director: Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas
17:45 Dailogue: Talk with Documentary makers
Final day: 28th August
Program at Gulmohar Hall--
11:30 Love Song of the World, Director: Ishani K. Dutta
12:05 Platform No. 5, Director: Vanaja C
14:15 Street Economy, Production: Lok Sabha TV
14:55 a Dream Called America, Director: Anoop Sathyan
15:35 Koh – I – Noor, Director: Saikat Mallick
16:25 Amar, Director: Andrew Hinton
16:45 Jharu Katha, Director : Navroze Contractor
17:55 Presentation of Awards:
· People’s Choice Documentary
· Best Livelihood Photos
Notes on films:
Amar --English / 09:14 / 2011 / Jamshedpur / Andrew Hinton
Story about Amar’s ambitions and questions of daily livelihood
Andhere Se Pahale---Hindi & Chhattisgarhi / 00:33 / 2010 / Chattisgarh / Ajay T G
It is story about farmers of Raigarh district, Chhatisgarh; caught in a search for justice against the Jindal Thermal Power Plant expansion
Brave New Medium---English / 00:32 / 2010 / Dharmshala, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hanoi, Thailand / Subasri Krishnan
It is story about complicated dynamics of Internet, censorship across different parts of Asia.
Jharu Katha---Rajasthani & Hindi / 00:64 / 2010 / Rajasthan / Navroze Contractor
The film covers wide ground in opening the contradictory values and belief-systems of the broom. Film engages in conversation with a wide spectrum of broom-makers, their struggle for livelihood
Koh-I-Noor---Bengali / 00:37 / 2011 / Bangladesh / Saikat Mallick
This film named after the cinema house ‘koh-i-noor’.
Love Song of the World---English / 00:26 / 2010 / West Bengal / Ishani K Dutta
Story presents the Bauls as a clan of mystic minstrels, who use music as a tool to express and spread their philosophy.
Made in India--English & Hindi / 00:97 / 2010 / Mumbai, Texas / Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha
Story about the human experiences over phoren surrogate mothers
Platform No. 5---English / 00:26 / 2010 / Andhra Pradesh / Vanaja C
Story examines the concepts of love, fear, respect, and money from the perspective of a child that has grown up or is growing up on the street.
Sumangali--English / 00:20 / 2011 / Tamil Nadu / Pravin Mishra
Story about Forced labour of women and girls southern India
Whispers in the Night---English / 15:50 / 2011 / Delhi NCR, Kolkata / Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas
Story on the concept of Security & Security Guards
Students section :
A dream called America---Hindi & English / 00:24 / 2011 / Ahmedabad / Anoop Sathyan
A dream called America is made on Shahbaz, a boy from Gujarat, India.
Budhan Diaries---Hindi / 24:17 / 2011 / Ahmedabad / K Harish Singh
A documentary film about ‘Budhan Theatre’ of Chhara tribe in Gujarat.
Defying Gravity --English / 00:25 / 2011 / Delhi / Akanksha Saxena & Chandrika Deb
This film explores the drive and enthusiasm in young minds today that motivate them to think out of the box, push their limits.
Dekha Andekhi: Kaal aur kala---Hindi / 00:25 / 2011 / Jaipur / Akash Kamthan
It is a Story about Sanganer Block Printing .
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