Anjali Monteiro & K.P. Jayasankar

Anjali Monteiro | K.P. Jayasankar

YCP 1997

Year: 1997
Language: Marathi and Hindi
Subtitles: English
Duration: 43 mins

Built between 1865 and 1876, Yerwada Central Prison (YCP), Pune, is one of the oldest prisons in India, with over 2500 inmates. In this video, six poets and artistes of the YCP share their work, their lives… Through their poems and musings, the film explores the modes in which they creatively cope with the pain and stigma of incarceration, in the process questioning their selfhood and the socially constructed divides between ‘us’ and ‘them’, between the ‘normal’ and the ‘deviant’.

Awards

Certificate of Merit, Mumbai International Film Festival, 1998

Jury’s Award for Best Innovation, Astra Festival of Anthropological Documentary Film, Sibiu, Romania, 1998

Festival Selection

Astra Festival of Anthropological Documentary Film, Sibiu, Romania, 1998

Sakshi Film Festival, Bangalore, 1998

Dhaka Film Festiva,l 1999

6th International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Royal Anthropological Institute, London, 1998

New Delhi Video Festival, 1999

Munich International Film Festival, 1999

Himal South Asia Documentary Film Festival, 1999

Parnu Film Festival, Estonia, 2002

Social Communication Cinema Festival, Calcutta, 2002