[Reader-list] [Announcements] [DFA: 16] THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES - SCREENING INVITE
Kavita Joshi [Impulse]
kj.impulse at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 10:27:53 IST 2007
*This is to invite you for the first screening of my new film - *
*THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES *
*on the 27th of August 2007 at 6.30 p.m. at the India International Center
Auditorium , New Delhi . *
*Please do come and invite others who may be interested. *
THE LIGHTNING TESTIMONIES
a film by Amar Kanwar
Why is one image different from the other? Why does an image seem to contain
many secrets? What can release them so as to suddenly connect with many
The Lightning Testimonies reflects upon a history of conflict in the Indian
subcontinent through experiences of sexual violence. As the film explores
this violence, there emerge multiple submerged narratives, sometimes in
people, images and memories, and at other times in objects from nature and
everyday life that stand as silent but surviving witnesses. In all
narratives the body becomes central - as a site for honour, hatred and
humiliation and also for dignity and protest.
As the stories unfold, women from different times and regions come forward.
The film speaks to them directly, trying to understand how such violence is
resisted, remembered and recorded by individuals and communities. Narratives
hidden within a blue window or the weave of a cloth appear, disappear and
are then reborn in another vocabulary at another time. Using a range of
visual vocabularies the film moves beyond suffering into a space of quiet
contemplation, where resilience creates a potential for transformation.
Duration - 1 hour 56 minutes, 2007, English and Hindi versions.
Direction - Amar Kanwar
Editing - Sameera Jain
Camera - Ranjan Palit
Sound - Suresh Rajamani
Assistant Director - Sandhya Kumar
Graphic Design - Sherna Dastur
amarkanwar at gmail.com
Filmmaker and Media Trainer. Delhi.
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