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Kabir Film Festival from 14 to 23 January

MUMBAI: The Enlighten Film Festival is going to hold Kabir Festival from 14 to 23 January across diverse venues in Mumbai where five musical documentaries made by Shabnam Virmani would be screened.


The seven-day festival will be held in various schools and colleges to drive home the message of Kabir in today‘s youth. The last three days of the festival will have multiple events at different locations, all open to the public on first-come-first-served basis.


The documentaries that will be screened in the festival are Had-Anhad (that looks into the politics of religion on both sides of the border between India and Pakistan); Chalo Hamara Des (story of two individuals, folk singer Prahlad Tipaniya and North American scholar Linda Hess, who despite their different backgrounds come together to search for the country of Kabir).


The third documentary, Koi Sunta Hai, interweaves the oral folk traditions of Kabir in central India with the intensely personal narrative of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva while the fourth, Kabira Khada Bazar Mein, raises questions about organised religion and investigates the ironies between the secular nature of Kabir and the sacralization of Kabir by the Kabir Panth.


Among the last three, Do Din ke Mela is a musical about the songs of a Dalit community in Gujarat that draws inspirations from Sufi traditions of Kabir and Shah Abdul Lateef Koi Sunta Hai and Chalo Hamare De.


Besides the screening of the documentaries, the festival will involve talks and discussions by prominent speakers and live music concerts by folk and classical singers from different parts of India.
 

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