Anjali Monteiro | K.P. Jayasankar

Documentary Filmmakers | Educators | Researchers

Naata (The Bond)

  • Year: 2003
  • Language: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Duration: 45 mins
Naata (The Bond)

Naata is about Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, two activists and friends, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia. This film explores their work, which has included the collective production and use of visual media for ethnic amity. Naata is also about us; among other things, it is an attempt to reflect on how we relate to spaces of the other, spaces like Dharavi. It is, above all, about Mumbai, the city that encompasses Bhau, Waqar and us.

Festival Selection

  • Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2003
  • Travelling Film South Asia, 2003-4
  • River to River Film Festival 2003, Florence
  • The First and the Last Experimental Film Festival 2003, Sydney
  • World Social Forum Film Festival, Mumbai, 2004
  • Vikalp-Films For Freedom 2004, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and New Delhi
  • Social Communication Cinema Conference and Festival, Kolkata, 2004
  • Goettingen International Film Festival 2004
  • II International Visual Anthropology Festival and Conference, Moscow, 2004
  • Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania, 2004
  • The Fourth Annual Festival of Visual Culture, Joensuu, Finland, 2004
  • 8th Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films, Egypt, 2004
  • International Film Festival of Human Rights of Spain, Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Girona and Vinaroz, 2004
  • Matteela Film Festival, Lahore, 2004
  • 7th International Festival of Documentary Film & Visual Anthropology – Astra Filmfest, Sibiu, Romania, 2004
  • Platforma, Athens, Greece, 2004
  • The 8th RencontresInternationales Paris/Berlin, 2004
  • 1st Annual International Human Rights Film Forum, Budapest, Hungary 2004
  • 3rd Forum for Visual Anthropology, Geneva 2005
  • CRONOGRAF- International Documentary Film Festival, Chisinau, Moldova, 2005
  • Signs, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 2005
  • 9th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Oxford, 2005
  • IV Festival of Three Continents, Venezuela, 2005
  • Ethnographic Festival of Montreal, Canada, 2005
  • Aperture International Ethnographic Film Festival, Melbourne, 2013 Parramasala, Sydney, 2013
  • Persistence Resistance, New Delhi, 2014
  • Telecast: YLE Finnish Television Network, Finland NDTV 24/7