From Italy to Japan, this film conquered them all - a widely acclaimed movie by Heddy Honigman.
The Underground Orchestra (65 min) is directed by Heddy Honigman, and has won awards like the Yamagata Internationa Documentary Film Festival (Special Jury Prize); Cinema Du Reel, France 1998 ( SCAM Award); Netherlands Film Festival 1998 (Dutch Film Critics Award); Festival dei Popoli, Italy ( Best Ethnographic Documantary).
The film depicts the life of musicians who perform in the subway stations of Paris. These musicians however carry with themselves the histories of their native lands, as many of them are refugees who may never return home. The Underground Orchesra is a stirring account of their survival in exile.
The Made By Women 2005 International Women's Film Festival is now on a tour around India, with the British Council's support. The Festival is the brainchild of Meenakshi Shedde, former film critic with The Times Of India, and Point Of View, a non-profit organisation from Mumbai.
Point Of View is a non-profit organisation that explores the viewpoints of women through different media — books, theatre, photography and films. During the previous tour, in 2004, there were a range of films from Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Apple to Jane Campion’s Sweetie. This festival was held in collaboration with the Federation Of Film Societies Of India, and went on a national tour of eight cities.
The gratifying reponse convinced them to return, with Bishakha Datta as the festival director, for another national tour of eight cities during April and May 2005 - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Pune.
Name: Underwater Orchestra
Director: Heddy Honigman
Length: 65 mins
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