Anjali Monteiro & K.P. Jayasankar

Anjali Monteiro | K.P. Jayasankar

Naata (The Bond)

Year: 2003 Language: Hindi Subtitles: English Duration: 45 mins

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

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