Screenings

We screen films in colleges, at workshops, in apartment complexes, in slums, schools and various other places. Some of them are listed here.

In addition to all these, a regular public screening takes place every last Saturday of the month at the same venue. Previous films screened as part of this public screening programme are listed here.

pedestrian pictures has a lot of screenings in Bangalore and elsewhere across Karnataka. The best way to keep track of the screening blitz is to email us. If you have any queries on organizing a screening, call us.

for further details contact deepu – 7353770203

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Pedestrian Pictures and Karnataka Komu Souhardha Vedike Invite you to the screening of the film
 Muzzafarnagar Abhi Baaki Hai
Directed by: Nakul Singh Sawhneyi
Duration: 136 minutes
As a part of all India protest screening and solidarity meet
on the
25th of August 2015
at
Ashirvad, 30, St Marks Rd, Shanthala Nagar,
Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
at 5:00 p.m.

You stop us at one place, we spring up everywhere!

The recent hooliganism by ABVP goons to stall the screening of Nakul Singh Sawhney’s documentary film, Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai, at Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College, is but part of a broader game-plan to try and silence voices of truth, justice, dissent.

As the students of FTII continue their almost two-month long protest against a puppet chairman & puppet society members thrust on them by Modi Sarkar. As several cultural and educational institutions in the country face a scorched-earth policy. As dissenting authors are driven to declare ‘death of the author’. We unite and rise.

25th August is the death anniversary of Shubhradeep Chakravorty, who throughout his film making life stood up against fascist forces and dared saffron terror. We dedicate our screenings to him. Please Join Us

 
Synopsis of the film

In September 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, India, witnessed one of India’s worst ever anti-Muslim pogrom since Indian Independence. More than 100 people were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced. In the past, the two districts have seen relative harmony between Muslims and Hindus. What happened this time?

‘Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai…’ (Muzaffarnagar eventually…) straddles between various socio-political-economic dynamics in the area that affected or have been affected by the violence.

The film speaks to a cross-section of people. While looking at the immediate violence and it’s repercussions, it takes a journey around the many facets of the massacre- the question of a woman’s ‘honour’, which becomes the biggest rallying point to instigate people, the way communal polarisation was orchestrated by Hindu nationalist organisations including BJP-RSS, the merging of caste identity politics within the larger Hindutva fold and the breakdown of the once powerful farmers’ union, Bhartiya Kissan Union, from this region, whose survival hinged on the unity of Hindu and Muslim peasants. It also explores the various aspects of Dalit politics in the districts and the dubious role of the Samajwadi Party, the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh at the time of the riots. This has, today, resulted in a feeling of complete alienation and marginalisation of the Muslim community.

All these aspects are weaved together by the 2014 Indian General election campaign. The film looks at how the massacre finally found its resonance in these elections. But in the midst of this gloom the film narrates the tale of a continued and growing resistance in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts against the corporate- communal nexus.Muzaffarangar and Shamli districts have not given in yet. And so, the film asks the question, what will be the fate of Muzaffarnagar, eventually?

For further Details contact
Deepu -07353770203

Pedestrian pictures invites you to the premiere of

our latest documentary film

‘The Conflict’

Whose Loss Whose Gains

Directed by Debaranjan Saarangi

December 4th Friday: 4.30pm- 8pm

* Duration: 90 minutes

* Language: Oriya (with English Sub titles)

Venue:

IAT, Queens’ Road, Bangalore (directions to the venue)


Synopsis:

Adivasi communities in India are feeling more and more alienated everyday from their life and from their own culture in their own land. They are caught up between today’s corporate globalisation and communalism. This film is on how one tribal community of eastern India (South Orissa), mainly Kandha, is up against this dual onslaught…

Swamy Laxmananda was killed on 23rd August 2008 at his Jaleshpeta Ashram and Maoist immediately claimed that they have killed him. But anti-christian violence started from next day. Sangh Parivar and Laxmananda had converted many Christians into Hindus (it was nearly 18,000 by 1987 as per the PUCL report.) . Government of Orissa admits that due to communal violence 38 dead, 3 missing, 415 villages affected, 3226 houses destroyed, 195 church and prayer houses damaged, 25,122people were in Govt -run relief camps. Nobody knows how many thousands fled to other districts of Orissa and other parts of India. Adivasis who have been hinduised by the Sangh Parivar were participated in large numbers in the violence against Christians.

In 1993, UAIL, earlier a joint venture of four MNCs, came to the Kashipur block of Southern Orissa to mine bauxite, the raw material for aluminium, from Baphlimali bauxite mines, and to set up alumina plant at the Kucheipadar/Doraguda site. This was after India embarked on economic reforms, inviting more MNCs into the mining sector. Due to people’s resistance, all big companies like Tata (India), Alcan (Canada) and Hydro (Norway) left Kashipur, except for Aditya Birla (India), who adopted fraudulent means and is determined to proceed. For the company the project is all market and profit. For the government it is all about getting royalty. But for the Kondh adivasis of Kashipur – it was loss of their land and livelihood, their forest and food, their streams and rivers, their culture and ancestry. By 2006, many villagers in the 24 villages of Kashipur block left their land, including 3 villages which were evacuated for the company.

If the government had really taken interest in the development of adivasis, would adivasis have been influenced and exploited by others? Are Adivasis being turned into sacrificial goats by the corporate globalisation and communalism? This film is the director’s journey with three tribal leaders to Kandhamal and Kashipur, soon after the violence in Kandhamal broke out in August-September 2009.

For more information, contact Deepu (9448367627), Uvaraj (9448371389),

Or email pedepics@gmail.com

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