[DOCUWALLAHS2] Block the date: December 7-8 | Urban Lens Film Festival
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2018-11-24 13:46:00 UTC
Block the date: Urban Lens | December 7 & 8

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The Godrej India Culture Lab in collaboration with the Indian Institute for Human Settlements is proud to invite you to the fifth edition of the Urban Lens Film Festival on December 7 and 8.
The festival will screen fiction, non-fiction, animation and experimental films which focus on cities and have been made over a wide span of the last sixty years. Like previous editions, the festival will highlight the politics and concerns around cities as well as further diverse discourses around film practices and forms and its intrinsic relationship to the city. You can check out the schedule here.
Caferati will open the festival on Friday evening, with a poetry session which will then be followed by the Mumbai premiere of Squeeze Lime in Your Eye by Avijit Mukul Kishore. The film follows visual artist Kaushik Mukhopadhyay in his workspace, home, art gallery and the university where he teaches.. Mukhopadhyay is known for his work using discarded objects and household items giving them new life in quirky sculptures.
On Saturday, we will have film screenings all day interspersed with conversations with filmmakers and more. Highlights include a keynote - 'The City and the Creative Economy' delivered by Aromar Revi, the Director of Indian Institute for Human Settlements and a panel discussion called 'Mapping the City’. The panel will feature Anica Mann-Kapur from Global Xplorer (Global Xplorer uses satellite mapping to make archaeological data accessible to all and to create a network of citizen explorers), Jasmine Lovely George, Founder of Hidden Pockets (a multimedia feminist project mapping out where women and trans people can access the sexual health resources and services they need) and Photo Editor of Lokmat, Sudharak Olwe, who has travelled the country photographing stories of change and resilience in rural and urban communities and will be moderated by Culture Lab head, Parmesh Shahani.
The festival will also showcase the following exhibits that will be on throughout the event.

Mumbai - Above and Below - This two part photography exhibit will feature the work of Sudharak Olwe and Johnny Miller, both of whose photo series look at inequality in Mumbai from below the surface of the city and from above it. In Sudharak Olwe’s In Search of Dignity and Justice, the veteran photojournalist has captured the inhuman working conditions of conservancy workers who clean the streets and sewers of Mumbai. Johnny Miller’s Unequal Scenes (courtesy TARQ) as a contrast offers aerial shots of Mumbai that highlight the stark economic disparity of the city.

Bambaiyya VR is a heritage project that takes you through the communities that built the city – the Kolis, the Parsis and the mill workers – through an immersive virtual reality experience.

Love in the City is an exhibit showcasing moments of affection in Mumbai. It is by the students of the Photography Promotion Trust.

Memories of Mumbai by GPL Design Studio will be an interactive map for you to participate in and recollect your fondest memories in Mumbai.

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