Tale of a Fish – an Anti-nuclear mime

Performed by Susanta Das at The Hive, Bandra, Mumbai on the 26th of October 2014. 47 mins 06s. via Satyen K. Bordoloi

“This is the tale of a little fish. It is a tale of power and politics, modernity and tradition, technology and nature. Through the eyes of the fish we get to see the different actors in this tale – the fisherman, the politician, the police and the protestors, and the nuclear power plant itself.” What happens to the little fish?

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Paper Flowers

“Clapping gives us strength.” – Latha

Tamil (with English subtitles) 24 mins 46 s

How can one move from treating the third gender as a spectacle and object of curiousity for the camera and instead attempt to capture fellow human beings’ lives, aspirations and dreams?

After the landmark Supreme Court ruling recognizing the third gender status of all transgenders in the country, Rajiv Krishnan (the cinematographer of Paper Flowers) uploaded this film on Youtube as a celebration and salute.

In 1998, Hijra Guru Meena and Deepa Krishnan, were invited to a trans-gender conference organised by a theatre group in Austria. Unfortunately, Meena couldn’t get her passport. And so friends got together, and made a film to represent her in the conference. The result is an intimate and yet quick window in to family of individuals on a journey for their rightful dignity and respect.

Please watch, screen or share.

Cut.In Students’ Film Festival 2011

Cut.In Students’ Film Festival is organized by Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The fourth edition of this festival will be held as a part of Resonance at the institute on the 21st and 22nd of December 2011.

Entries are invited for the following categories:

a) Documentary (under 45 min)

b) Short fiction (under 45 min)

c) Public Service Message (Under 2 min)

There is no entry fee and any number of entries are allowed by a filmmaker for each section, but it has to be submitted with separate entry forms. Read more about submission guidelines in their blog. Submission deadline is October 31st, 2011.

The festival will feature works by graduate/postgraduate/diploma students all over the country and other interested international students selected by a panel of judges. Two prizes will be given in each category. The prize consists of a trophy and a citation.

In addition there are prizes for Best Cinematography, Editing and Sound Design.

For any queries please write to : cmcs.cutin@gmail.com

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