Thursday, May 19, 2011

London International Documentary Festival (LIDF)

This year, The London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) is
delighted to welcome Anand Patwardhan to London, where he will conduct a
workshop on Political Cinema following the screening of his film War and
Peace.

Anand has been making political documentaries for nearly three decades
pursuing diverse and controversial issues that are at the crux of social
and political life in India. Many of his films were at one time or another
banned by state television channels in India and became the subject of
litigation by Patwardhan who successfully challenged the censorship rulings
in court.

Patwardhan has been an activist ever since he was a student " having
participated in the anti-Vietnam War movement; being a volunteer in Caesar
Chavezs United Farm Workers Union; working in Kishore Bharati, a
rural development and education project in central India; and participating
in the Bihar anti-corruption movement in 1974-75 and in the civil liberties
and democratic rights movement during and after the 1975-77 Emergency.
Since then he has been active in movements for housing rights of the urban
poor, for communal harmony and participated in movements against unjust,
unsustainable development, miltarism and nuclear nationalism.

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema
21 May 2011 5:00 pm

This year, The London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) is
delighted to welcome Anand Patwardhan to London, where he will conduct a
workshop on Political Cinema following the screening of his film War and
Peace.

Anand has been making political documentaries for nearly three decades
pursuing diverse and controversial issues that are at the crux of social
and political life in India. Many of his films were at one time or another
banned by state television channels in India and became the subject of
litigation by Patwardhan who successfully challenged the censorship rulings
in court.

Patwardhan has been an activist ever since he was a student " having
participated in the anti-Vietnam War movement; being a volunteer in Caesar
Chavezs United Farm Workers Union; working in Kishore Bharati, a
rural development and education project in central India; and participating
in the Bihar anti-corruption movement in 1974-75 and in the civil liberties
and democratic rights movement during and after the 1975-77 Emergency.
Since then he has been active in movements for housing rights of the urban
poor, for communal harmony and participated in movements against unjust,
unsustainable development, miltarism and nuclear nationalism.
Venue: Birkbeck Cinema
21 May 2011 5:00 pm


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