showcasing Indian film heritage. on cinema and a book, Light of
He has published several articles Asia: Indian Silent Cinema 1912-
1934 that is perhaps the most subject. Associated with the Film
authoritative publication on the Society Movement for more than
This documentary is about racism; about how men, women and children suffer from discrimination in everyday life. In 1959, white American writer J.H. Griffin turned himself into a black man to experience six weeks in the life of black people in the south of United States. Fifty years later, in a rather different environment, two French families decide to change their skin colour. The black family turns white and vice versa. This unique experience opens another window on racism in France.
PAST TENSE, Karan Singh, 30’, PSBT (Followed by discussion with Filmmaker)
Past Tense explores India's conflict between urban development and heritage conservation. With its 5,000-year history, India is dotted with historical monuments, yet these are increasingly threatened by economic progress. The film explores India's capital Delhi, inhabited for over 1,000 years and home to 16 million people and Hampi, the ruined capital of the powerful Vijaynagar Kingdom.
Friday, 12 September
OPEN FRAME 2008
FILM APPRECIATION WORKSHOP I Suresh Chabria, FTII
The workshop will draw attention to some aspects of cinematic
BLACK LIKE ME, Renaud Le Van Kim, France, 100’, INPUT
representative examples from The classical or 'analytic-
dramatic' style will be contrasted with modernist strategies storytelling developed in contemporary cinema. The workshop conclude with screening-cum-discussion on two documentaries.
Suresh Chabria taught Political Science at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, before joining the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, as Professor of Film Appreciation. He was Director of the
30 years, he is best known as a teacher and his short workshops on film appreciation are much sought after.
narration and classic and
mise en scene with contemporary films.
National Film Archive of
India from 1992—1998 during which period