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Indo-French Documentary Film Festival

Indo-French Documentary Film Festival is an event that took place between 14-Mar-2008 and 16-Mar-2008 in Hyderabad.
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The Alliance Franç¡©se of Hyderabad, in collaboration with the University of Hyderabad, the English and Foreign Languages University (formerly CIEFL), the Anveshi Research Centre For Women's Studies, and the Documentary Circle of Hyderabad, and with the support of the French Embassy in India, is presenting an Indo-French Documentary Film Festival on the theme Parallel Perspectives: Exchanging Experiences On Current Issues, from 14th to 16th March, at the Raman Auditorium, Science Complex, University of Hyderabad.

This festival, a fruit of Indo-French cooperation, is part of 5 sessions on different topics, during each of which one French and one Indian film will be screened. Five Indian filmmakers will be present to talk about their films. The schedule of the screenings is as under:

14th February - Globalization
4:00pm - Darwin's Nightmare (Le Cauchemar de Darwin)
Director: Hubert Sauper
Duration: 107 minutes
Lake Victoria in Tanzania, the world's largest tropical lake, has become the stage of a few awful tragedies linked to the effects of globalization.

5:45pm - Coding culture: 1. Fun@sun; 2. The'M' Way; 3. July Boys
Director: Gautam Sonti.
Duration: 85 minutes
Coding culture is a series that was produced as part of a larger study on the IT industry of Bangalore, each short film exploring a certain aspect of IT.

15th February - Music
10:00am - Glenn Gould, Hereafter (Au Delà ¤u Temps)
Director: Bruno Monsaingon
Duration: 106 minutes
A genuine portrait of the famous unconventional musician Glenn Gould, which delivers deep reflections on the topic of music and makes viewers share his love for music.

5:45pm - Jahaji Music: India In The Caribbeans
Director: Surabhi Sharma
Duration: 112 minutes
Jahaji Music is an exploration of the themes of memory, identity and creativity anchored in the music of the diaspora in Trinidad, and is a record of Indian musician Remo Fernandes' travels in the Caribbeans to explore potential collaborations and create new works.

15th February - Politics And Justice
4:00pm - Salvador Allende
Director: Patricio Guzman
Duration: 100 minutes
On 11th September 1973, the Chilean socialist President, Salvador Allende, was killed during a military coup which put an end to democracy. This film is a touching portrait of this great political man as well as his country.

5:40pm - A Night Of Prophecy, and Henningsaver
Director: Amar Kanwar
Duration: 77 minuntes & 15 minutes respectively
This film opens the subcontinent in a way that has not really been seen before - and it opens it up through poetry. It travels along the fault lines in three or four sensitive territories in the subcontinent, recording the poetry of ordinary people and ending in Kashmir.

16th February
10:00am - Operation Moon (Op鲡tion Lune)
Director: William Karel
Duration: 52 minutes
This political fiction alleges that the images of Neil Amstrong walking for the first time on the moon are fake. Lies and truth, entwined together, to make viewers realize the power of the media.

11:00am - City Of Photos
Director: Nishta Jain
Duration: 60 minutes
This movie explores the little known ethos of neighborhood photo studios in Indian cities, letting the audience glimpse into individual fantasies and popular tastes.

16th February
4:00pm - Wall (Mur)
Director: Simone Bitton
Duration: 100 minutes
Along the fence which divides Israel and Palestine, the filmmaker interviews both Hebrew and Arabic people living on each side of the wall.

5:40pm - Way Back Home (Aabar Ashiho Phire)
Director: Supriyo Sen
Duration: 120 minutes
Filmmaker Supriyo Sen narrates the story of his parents who had to migrate from their small town in East Bengal, present day Bangladesh, to Calcutta (India) after the partition of India in 1947.

The entry to all the films is free. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 for further details.
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