A series of two short films.
HAVE YOU DREAMT CINEMA? by Hansa Thapliyal & DHANANJAY KULKARNI ‘CHANDRAGUPT’ by Rrivu Laha, Duration: 00:28 hrs, Language: English, Hindi
HAVE YOU DREAMT CINEMA? - A cinema theatre in a suburb of a city is pulled down. Three women who live in that suburb reflect on their various relationships with that fantasy of a film in a darkened theatre. Was it ever theirs’?
DHANANJAY KULKARNI ‘CHANDRAGUPT’ - A journey of migrants to the dream city through the track of filmi aspirations.
Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s:
Hansa graduated in Direction from FTII and has sustained her interest in narrative forms in different media, working on an audio novel, short fiction, script, photo installation and teaching. She has worked on setting up an audio visual archive, Godaam, at Majlis, Bombay. She has been working on a project on the history of early cinema in India.
A graduate of FTII, Rrivu began his career in films, assisting Rakesh Sharma on his film Final Solution. He now works as a freelance cinematographer and director. His first documentary Aamchi Kasauti received several awards and accolades at national and international film festivals. He has been a Fellow at Community Youth Collective working on addressing information gaps in the area of food security through creation, compilation and use of audio visual materials.
Significant Awards/ Screenings:
HAVE YOU DREAMT CINEMA?
• Official Selection, 60th Berlinale International Film Festival, 2010
(PSBT)Public Service Broadcasting Trust is a non-governmental, not-for-profit trust that has commissioned and mentored more than 500 documentary films with more than 350 independent filmmakers from across India. It has more than 150 national and international awards under its hood. With subjects ranging from social justice to personal identities, PSBT hosts some wonderful non-fiction narratives from India.