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  • Venue
    Little Theatre
  • Date Time
    19 January 2023 | 6:30 pm
  • Age Limit
  • Duration
    138 Minutes

Event Details

Documentary Film Screening

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Cinema Collective

The Reality Check film series promotes and encourages documentary filmmakers in India, whose work reflects life and culture in the country today in a provocative blend of creativity and integrity.

Chhayaankan -The Management of Shadows
English/Hindi Film with English Subtitles

This documentary looks at the lives and creative journeys of 14 senior cinematographers from the Mumbai film industry, who were active mainly between 1962 and 2012.

Cinematographers are among the most easily forgotten and neglected members of the film crew. Very few have been celebrated for their passion and commitment, and very few people are even aware of the trials and tribulations they go through.

Made by a former cinematographer, this film is an insider’s view of the profession, and it touches on a variety of subjects. From ethics and aesthetics, techniques and technology, to teamwork and inspiration. Interspersed with personal anecdotes, this is arguably the first and only film made in India on this subject. While it is a pity that so many cinematographers have faded from our memories, these 14 individuals will survive the test of time and remain visible in this film, along with all the stalwarts they mention during the conversations.

Produced & directed by Hemant Chaturvedi

The film screening will be followed by a discussion.

Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6:20 pm.



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