Cinema in Post Pandemic India

Seminar

India Development Cooperation Centre, KTU is organizing a virtual lecture on “Cinema in Post Pandemic India” on 27 November 2020.

The lecture will be delivered by Mr Sudipto Acharyya, an Indian film director who has been associated with film making and film teaching for a long time. He has directed several short films and one feature-length film for television and other institutions.  His Diploma film Harbour Line was part of NO MASALA TOURING FILM FESTIVAL in Germany. It was also exhibited at the Asia-Europe Short Film Festival-2007 in Washington DC, USA.  His first independent production is Weekend Chill, a digital film made with crowd-fund.  He has a long engagement with teaching cinema in various institutions. Currently, he is a Senior Faculty at Whistling Woods International in Mumbai, India. His workshops on Film Appreciation, Documentary History: Ethics and Aesthetics, Experimental Cinema and Short Film Screenplay Writing are well attended by film students across India. He presented academic papers on cinema at international conferences in Lithuania, South Africa and Turkey. He is part of an Artistic Research project involving BRICS nations that looks at social interstices with the help of cinematic practices.

“Cinema in Post Pandemic India” aims to look at the quandary COVID -19 has put us in.  The Indian film industry which was paralysed due to the outbreak of the deadly virus started to limp back by August with a whole set of new rules and protocols in order to improve work conditions and ensure the safety of health. However, the rules were challenged or they turned out to be inadequate showing us how badly equipped we are to face the current challenge.  Nevertheless, according to Mr Acharyya, “there have also been sublime moments of silver linings”.

Zoom link:

https://liedm.zoom.us/j/98961751153?pwd=WWtmYXFSc3FpVjhPREEzVmJ0dElSZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6175 1153

Passcode: 054950

November 27 d. 12:30

https://liedm.zoom.us/j/98961751153?pwd=WWtmYXFSc3FpVjhPREEzVmJ0dElSZz09

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