Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad

Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad
Discussion
1.5 hrs

August 29, 2019 5:00 pm Thursday

Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad

Expelled from Myanmar after a military genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, many thousands of Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh and India as stateless refugees. This panel will present a brief analysis of the Rohingya refugee crisis and the situation of Rohingya communities in Hyderabad. Drawing partly on their work in a refugee camp in the area of Balapur, panelists will discuss the refugees’ socioeconomic conditions as well as relate these to the broader context of democracy and human rights.

Lateef Mohammed Khan is general secretary of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC). For twenty years he has been a leader in the promotion of human rights in India and equal legal protection for minorities.

Dr. Rafath Seema is the head of Nisa Research and Resource Centre for Women, which works under Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee. She has been working with refugees in Hyderabad, providing education and humanitarian relief.

Z. Fareen Parvez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, USA. She has conducted long-term research among Muslim minorities in India and France.

Sci-Fi Month – Gattaca (1997)

Sci-Fi Month – Gattaca (1997)
Movies
2.5 hrs

August 28, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. Director: Andrew Niccol Writer: Andrew Niccol Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law

SAPACC Event on Climate Change

SAPACC Event on Climate Change
Discussion
2.5 hrs

August 27, 2019 7:00 pm Tuesday

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SAPACC and Lamakaan are organizing a Panel Discussion on

What Hyderabadis can do at a local level to tackle Climate Crisis

on: 7 pm, Tuesday, 27 August

at: LaMakaan, Off Road 1, Near GVK Mall, Banjara Hills. Hyderabad 50003

Location on googlemaps: https://www.google.com/maps/! 1s0x0:0x93eb3b59aaa17977!8m2!

Panel: Dhiraj C. kaveri/Abhinandan Malhotra, Subhash Reddy, Anant Maringanti, Rambabu Intipanta/Ramanjaneyulu, GV, Dr. Sai Bhaskar N. Reddy & Sreekumar N

Chair: T Vijayendra

Introduction:Climate change is here! Like most mega cities on our planet Hyderabad also contributes to Global warming in a significant ways, which as we all know is a principal cause of climate crisis. As a result, on one hand, it has become unsustainable in many ways, on the other, it is also our responsibility to do something about it. We will take up air (bicycles and cars), rainwater harvesting, waste management, kitchen gardens and energy as topics. The panelists will give a brief introduction to what can be done and more importantly answer the crucial question why it has not been done so far!

Keep the climate, change the economy – A Panel Discussion

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Remembering Khayyam, Music Dir

Remembering Khayyam, Music Dir
Movies
3.5 hrs

August 24, 2019 6:30 pm Saturday

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Khayyam, one of the doyens of Indian Music especially the Indian Film Music left this mortal world on 19th August 2019 leaving us in sorrow and grief. While his music created waves his simple personality was loved by all the filmdom people. Khayyam has left his treasure of music for the current and future generations to relish.

Lamakaan invites all to an evening of Remembering Khayyam and his rich legacy and contribution to the Indian Music followed by a screening of Umrao Jaan (1981).

Pre and post-screening discussion shall happen. The discussion is moderated by Chaya Mohan Babu, Publisher and an ardent fan of Khayyam’s music and Indian Film Music in general.

About Khayyam: Mohammed Zahur “Khayyam” Hashmi, better known as Khayyam (18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019), was an Indian music director and background score composer whose career spanned six decades (1948–2007).

He won three Filmfare Awards for Best Music in 1977 for Kabhi Kabhie and 1982 for Umrao Jaan, and a lifetime achievement award in 2010. He was awarded the 2007 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Creative Music, by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance and Theatre. He was awarded the third-highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for 2011.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Kabaddi: The Game of Partition

Kabaddi: The Game of Partition
Play
1.5 hrs

August 23, 2019 8:00 pm Friday

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Kabaddi, the Game of Partition is a period drama of the bloodiest time in Indian history. This play is a testament of the mass that was made to participate in one of the biggest political gambles ever. Sure; nations were divided, treaties were signed, tanks were loaded, and armies were deported. But what the people went through, is what has carried the legacy due. We have all read enough about Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, the commission, India and Pakistan; it is now time to relieve the madness as citizens of the country. The essence of the play thrives on just one question, did the independence really set us free?

Organizer
The Cutting Chai Company

We are The Cutting Chai Company, bringing to you some cutting edge theatre. Established in 2019, our production is the product of relentless passion, drive and vision of 7 theatre babies straight out of college. Our aim is to create a culture and cognizance that is a voice for today’s body, country and mind. We believe theatre is the best way to do it, we believe theatre as an art sets the thought free, and we believe that the world deserves theatre. Performed Kabaddi, the game of Partition previously at IIT-M and St Francis College for Women.

One Mustard Seed

Dear Friends,
The canteen will only open at 3:00pm on Thursday, 22nd and Friday, 23rd August 2019, and we will serve only beverages and Osmania biscuits. Sorry for the inconvenience.
One Mustard Seed
Movies
2.0 hrs

August 22, 2019 7:30 pm Thursday

One Mustard Seed 41 mins

Why do we have such a contentious relationship with the idea of dying? What keeps us from looking at death, or the dying, in the eye; from making peace with the process?

The film wonders if the process of dying can become meaningful; and if embracing our own mortality might be the key to a more fulfilling life.

Filmmaker Bio:

Aparna Sanyal is a National Award winning filmmaker who has worked extensively on documentaries and TV shows as director and producer for both Indian and international television since 1999. She was awarded the Rajat Kamal at the National Film Awards in 2012, the Charles Wallace India Trust grant for research in the UK in 2015 and recognised as a Young Creative Entrepreneur by the British Council in 2010. She is the co-founder of ‘The Red Door’, an initiative on Mental Health.

Her previous films include ‘Tedhi Lakeer – The Crooked Line’ (2002), ‘A Drop of Sunshine’ (2011), ‘A Land, Strangely Familiar’ (2013), ‘Shunyata – when Kathak met Cham’ (2014), Shovana (2017), and The Monks who won the Grammy (2018).

SciFi -The City of Lost Children

SciFi -The City of Lost Children
Movies
2.5 hrs

August 21, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Sci-Fi Month – The City of Lost Children (1995)

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process. Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Writers: Gilles Adrien, Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet

Kirikou and the Sorceress

  1. Kirikou and the Sorceress
Movies
2.0 hrs

August 16, 2019 7:30 pm Friday

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Kirikou and the Sorceress Film Screening followed by discussion. Directed and Written by Michel Ocelot 71 mins. 1998. French with English sub-titles

Synopsis A small voice can be heard in the womb of a pregnant woman: “Mother, bring me into the world!” “A child who can speak from inside of his mother can bring himself into the world”, answers the mother. This is how tiny Kirikou is born, in an African village on which Karaba the Sorceress has cast a spell. But as he comes forth from his mother’s womb, Kirikou is determined to rid the village of her curse and understand the cause of her wickedness. After fabulous adventures, Kirikou reaches the forbidden mountain…

Director Statement With the “outsider” success of “Kirikou and the Sorceress”, one of the frequent questions asked by journalists was: “This success must have come as a big surprise!”. It was not a question, but a statement. My answer was always the same: “Not at all!” Even if I was prepared for a disastrous release, I was also ready for a triumph. However, something unexpected happened: the nature, depth and permanence of the Kirikou baby. A Character was born and loved.

Dr. Neeraj Raj, Animation Expert will introduce and analyze and take questions from the audience post screening.

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!

6th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2019

6th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2019
Discussion
2.5 hrs

August 15, 2019 7:00 pm Thursday

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A death and A birth: Gandhi and India A Lecture by Prof Apoorvanand on the occasion of 6th Hasan Memorial Lecture 2019.

आज़ाद हिंदुस्तान की पैदाइश के छह महीने भी नहीं गुज़रे कि गांधीजी का क़त्ल कर दिया गया। आख़िर जिसे राष्ट्रपिता कहा जाता था, उसे राष्ट्र के जन्म की घड़ी में ही क्यों मार डाला गया? हिंदुस्तान के जन्म और गांधीजी की मौत के बीच के इस रिश्ते को किस तरह समझें?आज़ादी के बाद से क्या हिंदुस्तान इस क़त्ल की शर्म से बरी होने की कोशिश करता रहा है? आज हम जिस लम्हे में हैं, क्या यह कहा जात सकता है कि हिंदुस्तान ने अब ख़ुद को गांधी से पूरी तरह आज़ाद कर लिया है?

Not even six months after the birth of Azad Hindustan, Gandhiji was murdered. After all, who was called the Father of the Nation, why was he killed at the time of the birth of the nation? How should we understand this relationship between the birth of India and the death of Gandhiji? Since independence, has India been trying to get rid of this murder? At the moment we are in today, can it be said that India has now freed itself completely from Gandhi? About The Hasan Memorial Lecture:

The Hasan Memorial Lecture was instituted in 2014 and is held each year at Lamakaan on August 15 with an eye to the emergent political and economic crisis in India/South Asia or the world. It is our single most important programming effort each year and draws a very significant audience. The previous editions of the lectures were delivered by Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Prof.Gail Omvedt, Bharat Patankar and Prof.Kodandaram, Siddharath Varadarajan, et al.

Mr. Moyed Hasan in whose memory the annual lecture is named, was a scientist, a photographer, an environmentalist and a person with a deep concern for the lives of ordinary people. His house, that he named Lamakaan (as in the Sufi literary tradition to mean ‘an abode for those who travel without any worldly possessions’) ” has now become an important part of Hyderabad’s cultural and political life. Mr. Hasan left behind an imaginary of what an engaged life is. From science to art, and environment to international affairs he encompassed a vision of how we must live our lives meaningfully.

About the Speaker: Apoorvanand is professor at the Hindi Department of University of Delhi. An avowed secularist, he is known for his frequent interventions in day-to-day politics, and for being a tireless champion of minority rights. He is one of the most vocal critics of the Sangh Parivar in the Hindi belt.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sci-Fi Month – Primer (2004) Movies

  1. Sci-Fi Month – Primer (2004)
Movies
2.5 hrs

August 14, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there’s something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they’ve built, wrestle over their new invention. Director: Shane Carruth Writer: Shane Carruth Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden