23rd January / Traversing Sexualities and Spaces (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)

invites you for the first evening of screenings in the new year

Traversing Sexualities and Spaces
- 3 short films produced by PSBT

23 January 2019
7 pm onwards
Gulmohar Hall
India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road
New Delhi

I’m Not There
by Ajita Banerjie
(12 min. | English, Hindi | 2018)

The documentary explores the relationship between migration and one’s gender and views migration as a journey that allows one to leave behind a self that they don’t identify with, and move to a new space, seeking a new identity.

Zara Nazar Utha Ke Dekho
by Anindya Shankar Das
(23 min. | English, Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali | 2018)

The documentary juxtaposes personal narratives of cruising from the LGBTQ community, against diverse visuals of Indian public spaces, revealing different facets and complexities of urban cruising.

Please Mind the Gap
by Mitali Trivedi and Gagandeep Singh
(20 min. | Hindi, English | 2018)

Delhi meets at the metro. The snaking lines of the tube connect the whole city. Passengers’ board from different places but for a brief moment in time they are all headed in the same direction. We share one such ride with our co-traveller Anshuman, a transman. As the stations pass, we begin to look at the metro space from his perspective. His is the story of reclaiming public space and one’s own self. The doors will open on the quest. Please mind the gap.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film makers, Ajita Banerjie, Mitali Trivedi and representatives of the producer, PSBT.

About the film makers:
Ajita Banerjie is a researcher on gender and sexuality rights based in New Delhi. This is her first film.

A Direction graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Anindya Shankar Das is a filmmaker and photographer involved in all aspects of film technology. He is especially keen on exploring the themes of culture and ecology. He has shot and edited a number of documentaries, music videos, experimental and short films and is currently working on the script of a feature length film.

Mitali Trivedi has a Master’s in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi, and is a research scholar at the Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. She is involved in theatre and has been working with Abhigyan Natya Association - a theatre organisation for over half a decade.

Gagandeep Singh is a lawyer and theatre practitioner. He is deeply interested in the historical evolution of laws and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law.

About the Producer:
PSBT is not-for-profit, established in partnership with Prasar Bharati, the national public broadcaster.
We work to empower independent filmmakers, democratising access to the media and encouraging the freedom of expression. www.psbt.org

About the Kriti Film Club: This is an educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team'. The Kriti Film Club 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 documentaries regularly and independently since 2000 to promote 'thought-provoking cinema'. https://krititeam.blogspot.com/p/kriti-film-club.html

Free entry on first cum first basis
Preference given to old and differently abled audience
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