Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival 2019

Event - Filmistan - Venue: Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari

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Day 1, Friday 1st February 2019

Schedule - events for the day

12.30 pm
Filmistaan, - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Weavers of Varanasi (28 min)
Directed by Indranil Lahiri , AIACA
AIACA initiated a project in Varanasi with small handloom weavers with the objective of organizing them into a collective group. Strengthening and developing wage earners as entrepreneurs through giving them trainings and access to required information or knowledge.

2 pm
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival.
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars(darning), kite making, chandi ka warq , murtikaar, and home crafts

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival.
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.


Day 2, Saturday 2nd February 2019

Schedule - events for the day

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra Baradari
# Tanko Bole Chhe (12 min 5 sec)
Directed by Nina Sabnani , Produced by Judy Frater
Tanko Bole Chhe is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of artisans of the Kutch region. Through conversations and memories, four voices share their involvement in the evolution of a craft tradition. The film is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans.

# Black Gold of Bidar ( 23 min)
Directed by Dinesh Lakhanpal. A film by Chatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai
In India, traditional arts and crafts have been practised using precious stones,diamonds,pearls as well as gold and silver for nearly five thousand years. Bidriware is one such craft known to have started sometime in the 15th century.The film is an in depth study of the craft and its struggle to survive.

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Lucknow ki Chikankari (12 min)
Directed by Muzaffar Ali & Produced by UP Tourism.
# Anjuman (2hr 20 min)
Directed & Produced by Muzaffar Ali
Directed by Lucknow's very own Muzaffar Ali, Anjuman is a social melodrama about the plight of chikan embroiderers in decaying Lucknow. The story about a young girl who dares to dream of changing her life and the lives of those around her, and about the Chikan workers of Lucknow.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.


Day 3, Sunday 3rd February 2019

Schedule - events for the day

12.30 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Chikankari Perspective and Tradition (10:51 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio edited by Reena Mohan and Produced by Bharvis Chikan

# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhaana, Main Chabutra
# Susman (2 hr 20 min)
Directed and Produced by Shyam Benegal
A story about the "Ikat" handloom weavers of Pochampally through the master weaver Ramulu and his family struggle in time of mass-production.
The film was selected for the Indian Panorama at Filmotsav 1987, Invited to the London Film Festival, the Chicago Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Sydney & Melbourne Film Festivals 1987. It was remade as Kancheevaram in Tamil by Priyadarshan.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Jhini Jhini (30 min)
Directed by Angana Jhaveri Produced by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vaastu Sanghralay, Mumbai
The evocative documentary tells us about what every colour in the fabric signifies and how families and different communities come together to weave a cloth. Textiles are a generative activity which signify growth.

# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.


Day 4, Monday 4th February 2019

Schedule - events for the day

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Handmade in India (26 min 40 sec)
Directed by Malati Rao, Produced by Rajiv Mehrotra
In a world that has become increasingly mechanized, the uniquely skilled crafts persons deserve a special place. It is the nuance of being an artisan that the film represents, through the experiences of traditional crafts persons and their connection to the land which gave them identity, recognition and acknowledgment.

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
Filmistaan, Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Sui Dhaga ( 2hours 2 min)
Directed by Sharat Kataria Produced by Aditya Chopra
Mauji (Varun Dhawan) is a simple guy who earns money working part-time acting as dog, bear at lavish parties. One day his wife Mamta (Anushka) gets to know about his profession and suggests him to live a life of respect through self-employment by using his tailoring skills. The couple together sets out on a mission to establish an embroidery business.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.


Day 5, Tuesday 5th February 2019

Schedule - events for the day

12.30 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Indian Crafts Journey (62 min)
Directed by S. Balachandran and S Mahendra Kumar Produced by Dastakari Haat Samiti
The film is made on Exhibition of its artistic crafts maps. Ms. Jaya Jailtly, its Founder President takes you through the Exhibition which highlights the Arts, Crafts and Handmade Textiles of India. It gives an insight about how a practicing artisan displays the ancient and the contemporariness of tradition through the work done by her\his dexterous hands.

2 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.

3 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Saanjhi Traditional Kalakaar (74 min)
Directed by Devika Gamkhar
An independent film on the traditional artists of Saanjhi art, done in the Braj region (Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan) of India. With focus on one family, the film flows in the natural relationship of the art in life, and the life in art and is a tribute to the traditional artists of India. Originating as decorative patterns for enticing Lord Krishna, Saanjhi Art was made of cowdung on village walls by unmarried girls. This ritual worship and celebration of Radha and Krishna found its beauty and designs in 17th century temple traditions and it became a temple art by the 19th century.

6 pm
Filmistaan - Tahkhana, Main Chabutra, Baradari
# Husn-e-Karigari-e-Awadh a series of short films on the crafts and weaves (42 min)
Directed by Sanatkada Film Studio Produced by Mahindra Sanatkada Film Studio
Films on badla, block making, rafugaars, kite making, chandi ka warq, murtikaar, and home crafts.