As part of Reframe: A Time to Resist, curator Shai Heredia will be joined by film directors Arya Rothe, Priya Sen & Sanjiv Shah in an online discussion focusing on their extraordinary films that are being screened in the programme. This discussion will stream live online on AFA’s Facebook and Youtube channels on Thursday, 22 April 2021 at 6pm (SGT/UTC+8). Indicate your interest on our Facebook Event Page here!
By locating their practice within current developments in India, the filmmakers will discuss the different pathways they have constructed towards making political cinema. This discussion will examine the process of making and crafting films that challenge conventional modes of representation and that create hybrid cinematic genres.
Shai Heredia – Moderator
Guest curator of Reframe: A Time to Resist, Shai Heredia, is a filmmaker and founding director of Experimenta, the moving image art biennial of India, which has gained international prominence as an influential platform for experimental film and video. She has curated for film festivals and art venues worldwide, and most recently was the programmer of the prestigious Robert Flaherty Seminar. Heredia lives and works in Bangalore where she runs Experimenta India, and teaches at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Director of Love in the Time of Malaria (Hun Hunshi Hunshilal) (1992), Sanjiv Shah studied filmmaking at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. He has produced, directed and edited several documentaries on social and political issues and worked as an independent editor for documentaries and feature films, including the Hindi film Mirch Masala, which was awarded the National Award for editing in 1986.
Co-Director of A Rifle and a Bag (2020), Arya Rothe is an independent filmmaker from Pune, India. She graduated in 2016 from DocNomads. Before DocNomads, she studied at FAMU– National Film School of Czech Republic. Her short film, Daughter’s Mother (2018) had its world premiere at 61st Dok Leipzig Film Festival.
Director of This Freedom Life (Yeh Freedom Life) (2018), Priya Sen is a filmmaker and artist working across film, video, sound, and installation. Her work has largely centered around questions of form, urban ethnographies, music, and migration–mainly in New Delhi, a city in which she chooses to situate her practice.