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Date(s) - 21/06/2012
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Day (13) / Anand Patwardhan / Screening and Discussion / Turnhalle / 21.June

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Day (13): Thursday, June 21, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Turnhalle
What: Screening and Discussion ‘The Art of War and Peace’
Who: Anand Patwardhan, Otolith Group, Kassel Disarmament Convergence

 

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For Day 13’s evening program, AND AND AND has invited the Bombay based artist and filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan to join us for an evening of screening and discussion. The discussion takes place in the context of an entire week of activities oriented toward demilitarization and disarmament.

Having made political documentaries about the crises and conflicts of social and political life in India for the last thirty years, Anand Patwardhan believes that pessimism means accepting defeat, while optimism is the only tool for survival today. While Jang aur Aman (2002), filmed over four years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the U.S., is a critique of nuclear nationalism and mindless patriotism, his recent film Jai Bhim Comrade was made over the course of fourteen years, following the protest music of Maharashtra’s Dalits, the oppressed “untouchable” castes. The film is both a record of recent history in India and an elaboration on a rationalist tradition that has survived in the country for thousands of years.

Jang Aur Aman (War and Peace), Anand Patwardhan, India 2002, 135 min., Hindi / Tamil / Japanese etc., English subtitles

Filmed over four tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the U.S. following nuclear tests in the Indian sub-continent Jang Aur Aman documents the journey of peace activism in the face of global militarism and war.