Short Film Screenings
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (5 mins)
The poet John Milton wrote in ‘Paradise Regained’: ‘The childhood shows the man as morning shows the day.’ A day in the life of Batti (meaning source of light), a 10-year-old boy who cleans parked cars early in the morning every day, finds solace in keeping himself busy without uttering a word or expressing an emotion. True to the mirror’s reflection, he reflects his desires and ambitions of a normal childhood on the shiny, silvery reflected self, but the city of dreams demands a price.
Directed by Akshay Sarjerao Danavale
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (8 mins)
Little Hands tells the story of Jobin George, a sixth grader, as he sits through a difficult mathematics examination. With hostile classmates all around, their pencils in motion and a strict teacher on the prowl, Jobin loses hope. This examination forces him to answer several difficult questions, some of mathematics and some of things beyond it.
Directed by Rohin Raveendran Nair
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (11 mins)
A 13-year-old kid witnesses something unexpected in his quiet and sleepy town—a skateboarder. Not only does this pique his curiosity but also ignites a desire in him to have the skateboard which seems to him a cool object. What follows is a tale of determination, innocence and, above all, kindness which is something which we all could do with in today’s world.
Directed by Junaid Khalifa
Hindi Film with English Subtitles (16 mins)
Malota is a story of Gulab who, like any other child of his age, is full of mischief and innocence at the same time. Gulab bunks school only to escape the thrashing from a strict Mathematics teacher as the day prior the teacher had announced a test in the class, but Gulab couldn’t study as he along with his friends get busy to gather malota (a process where the kids go door to door to collect food and milk for new-born puppies and their mother).
Directed by Krishan Hooda
The film screenings will be followed by a discussion.
Admission on a first-come-first-served basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.20 pm.