Moving Images, in association with Taj Deccan, is organising a panel discussion on "The Breaking Marriage: Parent And Child In The Eye Of A Storm", on 21st September. Sona Jain (Film Maker, "For Real"), Parveez Shenoy (Family Counselor), Sridala Swami (Poet, Single Parent), Sheela Ramakrishnan (Educationist), Lindsay Hart (Parent), and Dr. Ratna Naidu (Sociologist) will be part of the discussion.
Madhurika Sona Jain is the writer and director of the cricitally acclaimed film "For Real", which bagged the Best Actress award for child actress Zoya Hassan, the Best Actor award for child actor Sharmam, and the Best Screenplay and Best Producer awards for Jain at the Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore. The film was screened today at the Prasads IMAX.
Sona Jain holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Graduate Film Program, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
Dr. Ratna Naidu, one of the foremost sociologists of the country, is known for her book "The Communal Edge To Plural Societies" which received the Ghurye Award from the University of Bombay, and her book on Hyderabad titled "Old Cities, New Predicaments". With international teaching and research experience, Dr. Naidu retired from the University of Hyderabad in 1996. Thereafter, she was briefly at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay. Dr. Naidu was the Vice Chancellor of Padmavati Women's University in Tirupati during 1998 to 2001.
Parveez Chinoy is a counseling psychologist who specializes in individual and family counseling, with 15 years of experience in the field. Her clientele includes people from the corporate world, professionals and educationists. She is the founder-director of a life skills organization called NuWay, which has been conducting interactive and experiential life skills programs for over 10 years, for youngsters from the age groups of 7 to 18. Chinoy is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College Mumbai. She has been a member of the governing body of the Hyderabad Public Schools, and continues to be a member of the HPS Society.
Sridala Swami is a film editor from FTII, Pune. She has edited documentaries, short features and commercials. She also worked with the publishing house, Katha, in Delhi, and at various times, has taught cinema and yoga and conducted film appreciation workshops. Her poetry and fiction has been published in various journals both online and print, and features in several anthologies.
With over 28 years of experience as teacher, trainer, entrepreneur and author, Sheela Ramakrishnan has taught in leading schools in Chennai, Pune and Kolkata from 1978 to 1993. She is Founder-Partner of Edcraft, a firm engaged in development, manufacture and distribution of teaching learning materials and providing consultancy services and training programs related to education. She is a co-author of 2 series of text books published by Oxford University Press, "Starting Geography" in 1997, in its 4th edition, and "Discovering Myself " in 2000, in its 2nd edition. The books are used in schools all over the country and in Indian schools abroad.
Lindsay Hart has worked in Crisis and Lifestyle coaching from 2002 to the present. She is a fundraiser for children's issues and various charities. She has been a volunteer fundraiser and Branch Trustee for "Samaritans". Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. In India, for the past 2 years, from Britain, Lindsay has been doing consultancy work with an NGO based in Rasoolpura.
Entry is by invitations only. Please contact Aparajita Sinha at 98496-55363 for further details.