Hindustan Hamara – THIS COUNTRY IS OURS
A film by R. V. Ramani
Date: 3rd May 2014
Time: 5.00 p.m.
Screening will be followed by a discussion with R. V. Ramani
Roja Muthiah Research Library
3rd Cross Road, Central Polytechnic Campus
Taramani, Chennai 600 113
Telephone: 2254 2551 / 2254 2552
Tea will be served at 4.30 p.m.
About the movie:
For over forty years now, Anand Patwardhan has been making and screening documentary films as an extension of his socio-political activism. His films deal with various issues plaguing the social fabric of the country. In what appears to be a rare encounter between two filmmakers, R. V. Ramani, a cinematographer and an auteur in his own right, decides to engage in a ‘visual conversation’ with Anand Patwardhan, as the latter goes about screening his films across diverse audiences in the country. The film unfolds a range of poignant perspectives around Anand’s screening events and seems to raise primary questions in documentary film making and representational politics.
Duration: 98 minutes
Language: English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam
Subtitled in: English
About the director:
R. V. Ramani started his career as a photojournalist in Mumbai and later graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in 1985, with specialization in Motion Picture Photography. He moved to Chennai in 1990 and since then started making his own films. Today he is one of the leading documentary filmmakers in India and a cinematographer of repute, who has established a unique style of his own, making independent impressionistic documentaries. His films and Retrospectives have been presented at many International Film Festivals. Ramani, regularly conducts documentary film making workshops at various Institutions.