ABODE (IDAM) (Feature Film), Through Fish Eyes (Documentary)

Feature Film: ABODE (IDAM)


Saturday, Sept 21st 2019
9:00 PM at

About the Film  

Life is a mixture of reality, dreams, thoughts and hallucinations. An aged lady living alone in a remote village is prone to all this.
After the early demise of her husband, the protagonist of the story Bhanu brought up her two sons all by herself. When the sons got married they moved out leaving Bhanu alone in her husband’s ancestral house.

Post Screening Discussion with Director Jaya Jose Raj C L

US Premiere

Cast: Seema Biswas, Hareesh Peradi, Anil P Nedumangad, Leela Panicker, Abhija Sivakala, Arumugham Alappuzha, Monisha Sagar

Director: Jaya Jose Raj C L

An alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India(FTII), Pune is active in visual media for the last 22 years. He has scripted and directed around 30 documentaries, short flms and docu-fiction serials. Several of which have won awards and critical accalim. ABODE (IDAM) is his first feature film. Critically accalimed ‘Leave No One Behind’ is a short doumentary scripted and directed by him for Leonard Cheshire Disability, UK about the disabled children in Bengladesh. Awards won include National Human Rights Commission short film Award 2018, NCERT Best direction Award 2018, National Science Film Festival Award 2018, Kerala State Television Awards 1999, 2016and 2018. His works include ‘Khalasis of Malabar – Men who move mountains’, ‘Kerala Kaleidoscope’, ‘The War’ and ‘Morning Visitors’.

Runtime: 83 minutes

Language: Malayalam

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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Documentary: Through Fish Eyes

 About the Film

Join Prakriti Dance (a Maryland based Bharatanatyam company) as they journey from conception to creation of “Through Fish Eyes”, an Art/Science collaborative production that brings awareness to the dwindling state of our oceans. As they work towards their Kennedy Center premiere, the dancers use the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam to bring marine creatures to life, and portray how overfishing, pollution, and plastic have ravaged the ocean to the point of no return. Humanity has been the hand of evil, but now can we be the hands of change?

Post Screening Discussion with Film Makers

Cast: Kasi Aysola, Ramya S. Kapadia, Madhvi Venkatesh, Vanita Todkar, Madhavi Reddi, Seema Viswanath

Director: Madhavi Reddi

Madhavi Reddi is a multimedia artist and current PhD student at the UNC Media and Journalism School who seeks to create cultural dialogue through her work. She uses her background as a filmmaker, photographer, and media studies scholar in conjunction with her background in Bharatanatyam and Indian classical music to encourage others to think about the profound role of art and media in our lives. In 2015, Madhavi premiered “What’s Your Name?” a short film co-directed with Anuj Gupta, about Indian American identity, at DCSAFF. She is excited to premiere her work once again at DCSAFF, this time, a documentary about how Prakriti Dance (a Maryland based Bharatanatyam company) uses the vocabulary of Bharatanatyam to convey messages about ocean conservation and plastic pollution.

Runtime: 47 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

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