Persistence Resistance to showcase 46 documentaries

NEW DELHI: A total of 46 documentaries including 15 film premieres are being showcased at the fifth Persistence Resistance, which has this year moved to multiple venues across the capital.

The annual festival is showcasing films from the United States, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia and India.

Organised by the Magic Lantern Foundation, the Festival is being held in the British Council, India International Centre, Delhi University, North Campus and Max Mueller Bhavan.

Magic Lantern Foundation director Gargi Sen, said films are being screened in auditorium, as installations, in video parlours in circular loops and in a multi-hub film library.

At the inauguration of the festival, Sen paid homage to Greek filmmaker Lucia Rikaki, Bangladeshi filmmaker Tareque Masud, and Homai Vyarawalla, (the first woman photographer in India). The festival is screening a special package of five films from the archives of the erstwhile German studio, DEFA and never-seen-before animation films by the graphic novelist, Sarnath Banerjee.

Fried Fish, Chicken Soup and a Premiere Show by Mamta Murthy would be screened as well as the IDPA-Green Screens Winner, Bitter Seeds, by Micha Peled.

Six in-depth conversations with filmmakers are a highlight of the festival as well as 13 filmmakers will be present for Q&A after the screening of their films.

Renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva led the discussion after the screening of Bitter Seeds at the British Council this evening, and the director Micha X. Peled would join in via Skype from San Fransisco.

Homages are being paid Sabeena Gadihoke for Homai Vyarawalla and by Shohini Ghosh for Tareque Masud.

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