The Festival of Emerging Cinemas , celebration of the diversity in creative expression of the cinemas that are emerging in the towns and villages of India.
filmmakers live and work in Ranchi, Imphal, Leh, Niyamgiri and Malegaon and other towns, and make films largely for the local people using innovative ways .
The Festival Schedule: 8th to 12th August, 2011
Venue: India Habitat center, New Delhi
Organized by: International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT)
8th August : Baha (Sadri/Nagpuri/2009/112mins) Dir.Shriprakash A young tribal man dreams of becoming a singer against the backdrop of the Jharkhand music industry.
9th August : Malegaon Ke Sholay (Hindi/1999/150mins) Dir.Shaikh Nasir An innovative and delightful reworking of the Bollywood classic Sholay
10th August : Presentation on Music Videos from Uttarakhand by Journalist/Musician Himanshu Joshi
The Lament Of Niyamraja (Kondh/2007/13mins) Dir. Suryashankar Dash .The song of a mountain is sold to a mining company by the government. It is sung by a bard of the Dongaria Kondh adivasi community.
Gadi Lohardaga Mail (Nagpuri/2006/27mins) Dirs.Meghnath & Biju Toppo.The film is a musical journey intertwining the pathos of the peoples’ struggle for survival and the end of a narrow gauge train between Ranchi and Lohardaga. Sona Gahi Pinjara
Kurukhi (2006/20mins) Dir.Biju Toppo A musical short fiction film about how people from tribal communities are unable to attend their festivals back home because the official set up does not recognise them.
11th August : Tokskal (Ladhaki/2004/80mins) Dir.Jigmet Omachik , Historical costume drama based on a traditional Ladhaki tale exploring truth and love.
12th August : The Sun Is Still Not Setting (Manipuri/2010/27mins) Dir.Suvas Elangbam A poignant film that captures the simplicity and gentleness in the life of a little girl living with her grandfather in the backdrop of strife torn Imphal.
Brief Companion In a Capital City (Manipuri/2009/65mins) Dir.Dorendra Waribam deeply personal exploration of the city of Delhi through the eyes of an ‘outsider’.