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Short Film Screenings  

An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with White Wall Screenings 


Silent film (13 mins)

Eggs follows the story of one man — emotionless, without identity or personality, the perfect test subject for government brainwashing — and his life in a fascist state over 4 days and 3 nights. Every night, he has a dream, each encoded with a certain political message describing how his mental state and intelligence deteriorates as a result of the authoritarian government.

Directed by Neel Menon


Mirag – The Celebration
Marathi film with English Subtitles (16 mins)

Time moves forward, it doesn’t stop for anyone.

The system has some set parameters of its own, but there are limits to its Expansion.

Although it is difficult to cross the circles carved by the system, it is certainly not impossible. If one can take an adamant stand against it, knowing the height of the towers, the limits of the fences, the dreams of changes can be fulfilled. Situations are never static. Situation walks with the steps of transformation. Communication to the changed situation is must. Seeing and feeling the changes around you is called creativity.

Mirag is the identification with nature.

Directed by Abhijeet Zunjarrao


Telugu film with English Subtitles (29 mins)

Swarna is about a family of a convicted rapist from rural South India is ostracized by society while COVID 19 isolates them further, forcing them to confront their shame and trauma.

Swarna is based in a rural South Indian village revolving around the family of Ramesh, a convicted rapist who is sentenced to life imprisonment and how the family deals with being ostracized in addition to COVID 19’s isolation that forces them to confront their shame and trauma. The father is ashamed, the mother is in denial and the wife has despairingly accepted the evil side of her husband. An unexpected call is received informing the family that Ramesh has been infected with COVID and has passed away. The story expands on the family mourning as they were unable to visit him in his last moments. The helpless wife confesses to her in-laws that she was yet another victim who was raped by Ramesh in school and later was forced to marry him due to the shame her father faced. This results in finding closure for herself.

Directed by Anusha Rao


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

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