Mangaluru, Mar 8: Renowned activist filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, known for his insightful, hard-hitting documentaries, will be in the city for a screening and discussion of his 2018 documentary 'Reason/Vivek' on March 10 at St Aloysius College, here.
Ever since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, 'Reason/Vivek' has been receiving major attention for its analyses of the tumultous changes enveloping the nation coinciding with the rise of ultra nationalist and militant right wing forces in India. Reason/Vivek also won Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, in November 2018.
This internationally acclaimed film on escalating radicalisation in India will highlight the annual media fest of PG Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication of St Aloysius College (autonomous).
The sprawling 261-minute, eight-chapter narrative discusses burning issues like death of leading rationalists and thinkers, radical organisations and their methods, upper caste resistance to dalit activism, evils of manual scavenging incidents in institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Hyderabad and University of Allahabad.
Like most of his previous films, Patwardhan is actively present in the film as the linking element and is, as usual, confrontational and questioning. 'Reason/Vivek' sees the filmmaker step out into the streets on his quest to probe the hardliner agenda.
The intention of the PG Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication, St Aloysius College is to raise awareness against violence and extremism. "At a time of rising fundamentalist violence against minorities and dalits, we feel this opportunity to view a film documenting these atrocities and discussing with the filmmaker is a need to raise awareness in youth," says Dr Melwyn Pinto, HOD, department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Registration: 10:00 am onward
Parts 1-5 from 11.30 am to 1.45 pm
Parts 6-8 from 2.15 pm to 4.00 pm
Followed by discussion at 4.00 pm
Venue: 6th floor, LCRI Block, St Aloysius College (autonomous) Mangaluru
Online registration https://goo.gl/CLhhf5
For details contact:
St Aloysius College