Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Development & Discontent

Media Solidarity presents "Development & Discontent", a programme of film-screenings and discussion.

Date: 3-4 May 2007

Place: Max Mueller Bhavan, Calcutta

3rd May:

3.00 - 3.30 pm Inauguration and Keynote Address.

3.30 -5.00 pm Life and Debt (Jamaica / 85min)

a documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture, by Stephanie Black.

5.30 - 6.00 pm Who’s Land Is It Anyway? ( India / 28min.)

a documentary on peasant movement against land acquisition in Singur, by Ladly Mukhopadhyay.

6.15- 7.30 pm Interactive Discussion: Economy of Development

Moderator: Subhendu Dasgupta. Participants: Anjan Chakraborty, Jaya Mitra, Raghab Bandyopadhyay and others.

7.30-8.35 pm Aftershock: The Rough Guide to Democracy (India / 64min.)

a documentary about the transformation of the welfare state into an instrument of corporate governance after Gujarat earthquake, by Rakesh Sharma.

4th May:

3.00-3.35 pm SEZ: A Prelude to Anarchy (India / 35 min.)

a critical, in-depth documentary on Special Economy Zone projects, by Atul Pethe.

3.50- 4.35 pm Development at Gunpoint (India / 45min.)

a film on peasants’ resistance movement at Nandigram and the massacre following it, by Pramod Gupta.

5.00-5.30 pm Filming Eviction

Filmmakers Pramod Gupta and Ranu Ghosh share their experience.

5.30- 7.00 pm Interactive Discussion: Reporting from the Edge - Singur and Nandigram.

Moderator: Raju Raman. Participants: Journalists who reported from Singur and Nandigram.

7.00-8.50 pm. Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Canada / 120 min.)

The 78-day stand-off in 1990 between Mohawk Indians and the Canadian government provides the basis of this insightful documentary that focuses on the Mohawks’ courageous defiance and determination to protect their land in the face of mortal danger. By Alanis Obomsawin.


The Fourth World War (USA / 76 min.)

this documentary offers an eyeball-to-eyeball look at the people’s battle against the growing global empire. By Richard Rowley.

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