Shovana | A Kriti Film Club Screening | 31st January 2018 | 7 PM | Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre


(56 min./ English/ 2017)

31st January 2018

7 pm

Gulmohar, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

(nearest metros: JLN stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan Market)

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Directed by Aparna Sanyal
Poduced by PSBT

About the film: Padmashri Shovana Narayan brought classical dance into the lives of ordinary people, through over six decades of devotion to her art. As a bureaucrat, guru, researcher, scholar, wife and mother, she has delighted in going against the grain, and living authentically, with an air of purpose that is at once resolute and gentle. The Film brings to the fore the deeply reflective, generous and sensitive artist that lies behind the vivacious public image.

About the film maker: Aparna Sanyal is a filmmaker and producer based in Delhi, who has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows, for channels like Discovery, History, National Geographic, Times Now, Headlines Today, CNN and the BBC. Recognised by the British Council for Creative Entrepreneurship, she is a National Award Winner and a Charles Wallace Grant recipient.

About the producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust is a unique success story in mentoring, funding and empowering the production of independent documentaries, to critical acclaim around the world. It is a non-governmental, not-for-profit trust that works to democratise access to the media and encourage free expression. We commission documentaries driven by personal passion and social relevance, enlarging the scope of documentary practice and its potential for affecting change.

About the film club: Kriti Film Club is an ​educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team​​'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. ​It also curates issue based film festivals and organises neighbourhood, school, college or institutional film shows. ​​The Kriti Film Club has been screening regularly and independently since 2000.​

The film will be followed by a discussion with the director.

Collaboration: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


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