06.26.2003

Anand Patwardhan @ Anthology

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Date/Time: 26/06/2003 12:00 am


http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 212.505.5181 x4
Find out more about Anand Patwardhan and First Run/Icarus Films:
http://frif.com/subjects/patw.html
“>FILMS OF INDIA’S LEADING DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER TO SCREEN IN NEW YORK
First Run/Icarus Films is proud to present the films of Anand Patwardhan, India’s leading documentary filmmaker, at Anthology Film Archives in New
York, NY from June 26-July 2.
Anand Patwardhan is an award-winning filmmaker who has been making political documentaries for three decades, relentlessly pursuing diverse and controversial issues that are at the crux of social and political life in India. Beginning on June 26, several of Patwardhan’s films will be shown, including a week-long run of his latest acclaimed epic feature, WAR AND PEACE.
Patwardhan’s films are part of the First Run/Icarus Films Retrospective:
June 26-July 24
Venue: Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue at Second Street, New York, NY) Tickets: $8 general admission For information: 212.505.5181 x4; www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
WAR AND PEACE (June 26-July 2, 815 pm) – Filmed over 3 years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the US, Anand Patwardhan’s WAR AND PEACE is an epic journey of peace activism in the face of religious fanaticism, militarism and war. It examines the militarization of India and Pakistan, and analyzes the human cost that is extracted from its citizens in the name of ‘National Security.’
Other Highlights:
IN THE NAME OF GOD (Sat., June 28, 6:15 p.m.) Follows the violent campaign waged by the militant (now ruling) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to destroy the 16th century Ayodhya mosque, and the motivations that ultimately lead to the drastic actions of the Hindu militants, as well as the efforts of secular Indians to combat the religious intolerance and hatred that has seized India in the name of God.
FATHER, SON, AND HOLY WAR (Sunday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.) Minorities are scapegoats of every calamity as nations subdivide into religious and ethnic zones, each seemingly eager to annihilate the others, or to extinguish itself on the altar of martyrdom. Does the root of India’s recent bloodshed – perhaps all bloodshed – lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of “manhood?”
GET THE COMPLETE LINEUP AND FULL SCHEDULE:
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/ 212.505.5181 x4
Find out more about Anand Patwardhan and First Run/Icarus Films:
http://frif.com/subjects/patw.html

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