KALLU – Telugu play by Samahaara
November 14, 2019 8:00 pm Thursday
Samahaara Workshop Productions presents
Gollapudi Maruti Rao’s “KALLU” A Play in Telugu
Produced by Rathna Shekar Directed by Rajashekar Kavali
Date – 14th & 15th Nov 2019 Time – 08.00PM Venue – Lamakaan, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
Five people decide to put all their hard earned fortune in the hands of the most deserving person among themselves for the benefit of all and ask him to lead them with responsibility, that man takes advantage of their weakness and he not only exploits them but also degrades them with utter contempt ripping off their self-respect.
When the destiny of the blind is placed in the hands of a trusted confidant who offers them a ray of hope, those very hands, clouded by self-centered desires, push their lives into a state of despair. This play depicts a stark contrast between the lives of sighted people who are ‘Blinded’ by conceit and the visually impaired who ‘See’ this world with their hearts.
The Cave of the Yellow Dog
November 13, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday
The story is a gentle fable about the limitations of life and its acceptance. A girl learns the painful lesson of letting go of want and desire when her father insists on leaving her newfound stray dog. However, the ending of the film offers hope—another lesson of life being full of changes and the consequences of change may bring unexpected rewards.
Cinephiles Film Club
POETRY OF DISSENT – OPEN POETRY
November 12, 2019 7:00 pm Tuesday
Art has always has been and still continues to be an integral part of people’s struggles around the world. Any form of art can convey the artist’s feelings to the audience with ease. Art can also be a form of Dissent to respond to social issues and voice out to the struggles we face in our society.
Poetry is one of the most significant form of art. Also it is most significant form of dissent. Like Faiz said ” a society without meaningful poetry is a society in the last legs of its wretched existence, a society bereft of dreams and thus a society bereft of hope.”
In a time of political and economic uncertainty, the role of art and expression has never been more important. India is going through this phase now. The space for dissent is shrinking. Cultural leaders – from filmmakers to cartoonists around the world are under threat, with many arrested or even killed for expressing their ideas and showing any signs of dissent.
At this difficult times , it is important that our dissent in any form is expressed. To send a strong message to our rulers in authority that we have right To defy To disagree To debate To dissent
To Express To enquire And To Exist As dialogue towards an alternative has crossed one year, come let’s be a part of this journey and sing songs of dissent. On 12. 11.2019, 7pm at lamakaan
Dialogue towards an alternative
KINAARA A Student Film Festival
November 08, 2019 4:00 pm Friday
KINAARA- A Student Film Festival (DAY 1) : Stories from the Fringe
A word that means ‘corner’ or ‘bank’, KINAARA is a space occupied by people forgotten by society’s grander narratives, existing on the margins of the dominant discourses. It is their stories we would like to showcase at this film festival, with the two main areas being gender and sexual identity, and territorial identity.
Dr. Monia Acciari
Dr. Monia Acciari is a visiting professor from the UK currently teaching at The English and Foreign Languages University. This event will be organised by her and her students at EFLU.
Am I an Indian – Film on NRC
November 07, 2019 7:30 pm Thursday
As soon as the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on 31 August 2019 at 10 AM on completion of the updating the NRC,1951 at all the local, tehsil & district level offices created for the purpose, controversy regarding its correctness set in and even some lawmakers openly came out criticizing the document.
More than 19 lakh people in Assam have been excluded from the final version. What about their citizenship status?
The short documentaries (two parts) made by The Quint focus on the grim issue of citizenship rights and questions the authenticity of the data collection and declaring some citizens as illegal and possible deportation to all such people.
The film will be followed by a discussion.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Lamakaan is an open cultural space of Hyderabad that organizes events on various political, social, economic, and cultural issues. For more info about Lamakaan and its events, visit us at www.lamakaan.com