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Film-screenings 2016


1ST SESSION on 23 JANUARY 2016:

In Conversation with Ustad Fahimuddin Daagar and his music

Summary:

The film documents an interactive session between the late Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar, eminent dhrupad- gayak of the Dagar-bani tradition and musicologist, Dr. S.K. Saxena. In it, Ustad Fahimuddin Dagar explains, with demonstration, the grammar particular to Dhrupad, as well as, its nuances and graces. The documentary also offers an insight into the esoteric world of the Eastern music tradition, linking it with spirituality. Here music serves as a means to an end; the end being the awakening and elevation of the spirit. (Runtime: 88mins/Language: Urdu)



2ND SESSION on 30 JULY 2016:

Hadd Unhadd - A film by Shabnam Virmani

Summary:

Kabir was a 15th century mystic poet of north India who defied the boundaries between Hindu and Muslim. He had a Muslim name and upbringing, but his poetry repeatedly invokes the widely revered Hindu name for God - Ram. Who is Kabir's Ram? This film journeys through song and poem into the politics of religion, and finds a myriad answers on both sides of the hostile border between India and Pakistan. (Language: Hindi & Urdu with English Subtitles / Duration: 103 min)