Far From the Madding Crowd | Film screening

About the event

About the filmmaker: Abeer Khan, a Mumbai-based filmmaker and photographer, possesses a remarkable talent for crafting captivating visual narratives that challenge the boundaries of storytelling. Through her keen observation skills, she fearlessly explores the complexities of human behavior, spaces, and desires, giving life to thought-provoking stories.  Her work has graced prestigious venues like the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai, Kulturstiftung des Bundes in Frankfurt and Berlin, while also being featured in prominent publications such as National Geographic in the USA, Sonrisas de Bombay in Spain, The Wire, Better Photography, HomeGrown, Platform, and Scroll. Her films have been selected for renowned events such as the Prithvi Theatre Vikalp screenings, Hyderabad Literature Live, Kolkata International Film festival and the Urban Lens Film Festival Bangalore and the Kochi Biennale in 2023.

About the film: Roaring towers and bellowing development has gripped Mumbai. Set in the City’s quickly depleting green patch, Aarey colony, a mad man finds shelter on a trail going uphill, under a coconut tree, he wakes up to kill time every day. After a stormy weather night, what follows is an unusual rendezvous and amusingly noteworthy conversation. The film is a visual narrative of survival and benevolence.

Date: 17th August, 2023, Thursday | Time: 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM

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