3rd Little Cinema International Festival

Opening Film: From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (2013, Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran)

A boat has many powers: to gather a society in its making, to distribute goods, to carry people and ideas across places that, it seems to us, are more different than ever before. From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is a result of four years of dialog, friendship and exchange between CAMP and a group of sailors from the Gulf of Kutch. Their travels, and those of co-seafarers from Pakistan and Southern Iran, through the Persian and Aden Gulfs show us a world cut into many pieces, not easily bridged by nostalgics or nationalists. Instead, we follow the physical crossings made by these groups of people who make and sail boats. And who also make videos, sometimes with songs married to them.

On the Second day, Shaina Anand (CAMP, Mumbai) took a masterclass at TENT (supported by Goethe Institut-Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata).

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Closing Film: Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood (2014, Kim Soyoung)

One knows about the Book of the Dead, the funerary manuscripts. One might be also be curious about the Tibetan book of the dead. These are written texts. I am wondering about the technology of the dead, which might be an oblique counterpart or supplement to these books. I’d like to discuss the technology of the dead by looking at film and digital filmmaking – documentary filmmaking in particular – when it faces the dead.

—–Kim Soyoung, ‘Towards a Technology of the Dead: Kim Soyoung on Her ‘Exile’ Documentary Trilogy’, Senses of Cinema

Press report: BERLINALE SPOTLIGHT: SHORT FILM PRESENTATIONS IN ASIA

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