Naata

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English (subtitled), 46 min, 2003, India

'Naata' is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, two activists and friends, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia. This film explores their work, which has included the collective production and use of visual media for ethnic amity. 'Naata' is also about us; among other things, it is an attempt to reflect on how we relate to spaces of the other, spaces like Dharavi. It is, above all, about Mumbai, the city that encompasses Bhau, Waqar and us.

 
Producer:
School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
K. P. Jayasankar
Editing:
Anjali Monteiro, K. P. Jayasankar
Sound:
Harikumar
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Screenings:
Film South Asia 2003, Kathmandu
Travelling Film South Asia, 2003-4
River to River Film Festival 2003, Florence
The First and the Last Experimental Film Festival 2003
Sydney World Social Forum Film Festival 2004
Mumbai Vikalp-Films For Freedom 2004, Mumbai
Social Communication Cinema Conference and Festival, Kolkata, 2004
Goettingen International Film Festival 2004, Goettingen, Germany
II International Visual Anthropology Festival and Conference, Moscow, 2004
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2004, Tanzania
The Fourth Annual Festival of Visual Culture 2004, Joensuu, Finland
8th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films 2003, Giza, Egypt
8th International Film Festival of Human Rights of Spain 2004 at Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Girona and Vinaroz
7th International Festival of Documentary Film & Visual Anthropology Astra Filmfest 2004, Sibiu, Romania
Platforma Video 2004, Athens, Greece
Budapest HumanRights Film Festival, 2004, Hungary
South Asian International Film Festival 2004, New York
3rd Forum for Visual Anthropology 2005, Geneva
CRONOGRAF- International Documentary Film Festival, Chisinau, Moldova
Signs 2005, Festival of Documentaries and Short Features, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
9th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2005, Oxford
IV Festival Internacional del Documental Tres Continentes (IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela 2005
Ethnographic Film Festival of Montreal, Canada
Aperture Film Festival 2013, Australia
Parramasala Arts Festival, Australia 2013
 
Telecast:
YLE Finnish Television Network, Finland
NDTV 24/7