Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Film screening and discussion: Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar's NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE (2017)

Wed, April 18, 2018 | CMB 2.102, UT Campus

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Film screening and discussion: Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar's NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE (2017)

Join Director Avijit Mukul Kishore for a documentary film screening:

Directed by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar
Language - Hindi and English (with English subtitles)
Duration - 54 minutes
Format - 16mm film and video, Colour and B/W
Year of production - 2017
Produced by Films Division India

Nostalgia for the Future is a documentary film on Indian modernity, the making of the citizen and the architecture of the home. It looks at four distinct imaginations of homes and bodies across examples of buildings made over the period of a century. The film explores these spaces and the bodies that were imagined to inhabit them through the evocation of the cinematic and aural collective memory of a nation reinventing itself. The film is therefore shot on multiple formats – 16mm film and video, in both colour and black and white, along with archival footage from state propaganda films and mainstream cinema. The film has been widely screened in India and was awarded the best documentary prize at the International Documentary Festival at Trivandrum, Kerala. It was also screened across nine university campuses in the USA in 2017.

The film is the outcome of a unique collaboration between film maker Avijit Mukul Kishore and architect Rohan Shivkumar. Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, working in documentary and inter-disciplinary moving-image practices. He is involved in cinema pedagogy as a lecturer, and curates film programmes for prominent cultural institutions. Rohan Shivkumar is an architect and an urban designer practicing in Mumbai, and Dean of Academics and Research at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies. His work spans architectural and interior design, to urban research and consultancy on issues concerning housing, public space and sanitation. He is interested in exploring the many ways of reading and representing the city, and is co-editor of the publication on a research and art collaboration – 'Project Cinema City'.

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute, Radio-Television-Film

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