Thursday, October 8, 2009

[screenings/discussion with director]Neerundu Nilamundu

"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. Because of this, originality consists in returning to the origin."
- Antonio Gaudi

You are cordially invited to the screening of film, ‘NEERUNDU NILAMUNDU’, by Bala Kailasam. The Director will be present at the screenings to introduce his film and interact with the audience in a post-screening session.

Day: Saturday

Date: 10th October 2009

Time: 6:30pm


BANGALORE -560001; Phone: 080-22210154

About the film:

The word ‘reforms’ with respect to Government functioning is almost always understood only in its economic context as disinvestment and privatization. Very rarely it is understood as the reform of the functioning of the individuals within the Government, and a change in the form and style of Governance. It is taken for granted that such a mission is impossible!

This film is about a group of engineers working in the water sector in Tamilnadu who are engaged in such a mission. The film traces their journey to 2003; how it started in the ‘The Tamilnadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD)’ and showcases exemplary stories of individual transformation leading to institutional transformation. The narration is from the point of view of an engineer from the Agricultural Department (AED) undergoing training by a couple of TWAD engineers who share their experience with unbelievable passion.

B. Kailasam, son of Mr. K. Balachander, is an Engineering graduate from the Madras University, trained in Film and Broadcasting at the University of Iowa, USA. His thesis project The Twice Discriminated (1987) was an analysis of the state of Dalit Christians of Tamilnadu. On his return to India he worked in various capacities as Director, Script Writer, Editor and Sound Recordist for several films and videos. His 1990 documentary on the art of Temple architecture and sculpture called Vaastu Marabu won the Best Film on Art and Culture at the 38th National Film Festival 1991. In 1992, he produced and designed the sound of Veli, an imagistic ode to the river Cauvery.


This is being Co-organized by:

Bangalore Film Society contact: George Kutty @ 9448064513

Visthar contact: Shyam Khalil @ 9845442453

The Other Media contact: Santhosh Kumar @ 09446529991

(A shout out to the Mad Architect of the Twisted Columns of Malwan)

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