I am 20 (1967)
Directed by: S.N.S Sastry
Runtime: 20 minutes
Those born on India’s Independence Day in 1947 were selected from different parts of India and interviewed to find out their hopes and desires, ambitions, hobbies, fears and frustrations. The result is this unique film.
The film was produced by Films Division, India.
Memories of Milk City (1991)
Directed by: Ruchir Joshi
Runtime: 14 minutes
Language: English, Bengali, Hindi, with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some Coarse Language)
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PREMIERE
In 1991, Madhu Rye, a well-known Gujarati writer starts reading from the ‘nonsense’ verse he wrote for a play after the communal riots of 1969. Speaking from self-imposed exile, he remembers the home of his language, the city he has left behind. He looks at his ‘Amdavad’ now, the decrepit old town, the crawl of the new consumer culture on the other side of the river, the scooter city, the constantly hungry and overfed city, the city at the end of a decade where it has seen several new riots.
A fourteen minute cine-poem, Memories of Milk City catches Ahmedabad at a time of transition, peeling apart layers of textures, gestures and sounds, tripping over a culture and a language at war with themselves.
The digital restoration of Memories of Milk City took place in 2017 and 2018 and was based on the original 16mm camera negative. The sound was digitised from a positive print with an optical soundtrack.
The 2K scan was completed at Kornmanufaktur, while the colour grading was done at Concept AV and the digital image restoration at TrickWILK, all in Berlin. The soundtrack has been digitised by Omnimago in Wiesbaden and processed by poleposition d.c. in Berlin. The restoration process was conducted in close collaboration with the director Ruchir Joshi.
Blood Earth (2013)
Directed by: Kush Badhwar
Runtime: 36 minutes
Language: Oriya, Hindi, English, with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Some Coarse Language)
Kucheipadar, a Khonda tribal village in Odisha, India, is a bauxite-rich block that since India’s economic liberalization has been the subject of violent conflict between the indigenous Adivasi inhabitants and a mining venture. The singing and writing of songs articulate creative forms and political structures that steer a resistance movement from subalternity, through solidarity, into dissolution. Blood Earth interweaves the efforts to record song, farming, village life, and a political meeting to improvise a junction between voice, music, silence, sound, and noise.
The Reframe: A Time to Resist programme will run from
9 to 25 April 2021 at Oldham Theatre.
Triple Bill: I am 20 + Memories of Milk City + Blood Earth will be available to view on VOD from 12 to 25 April 2021.
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