‘Agora’ by Alejandro Amenábar
March 05, 2019 6:30 pm Tuesday
Largely based on the real life story of a rebel woman Hypatia, a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician of the 4th century Roman Empire, ‘Agora’ depicts the struggle of reason with religion in the feudal era Egypt, then part of the declining Roman empire marred by the violent conflict between Christians and Jews.
Dedicated to a build a people’s cine movement, Hyderabad Cinephiles strives to take the pro-people progressive cinema from across the globe amongst the common masses. Our screenings are followed by a discussion on the movie. Feel free to connect with us at facebook.com/HyderabadCinephiles or +91-9989170226.
Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar
February 26, 2019 7:30 pm Tuesday.
The Trust Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishthana was founded by Government of Karnataka in the name of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, greatest writer of 20th century Kannada literature. Its Head Office is at Kuppali,a village in Shivamogga district where poet’s house has been converted into a Museum of literary- cultural importance. The place has become a tourist centre, particularly for lovers of literature. Every day nearly 250 people visit the place and samadhi of poet on the top of nearby hill.The pratishthana has instituted ” Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar”. a National award in the name of poet, which carries a Cash prize of Five Lakh Rupees. The Award of 2018 was given to Jeelani Bano and Rattan Singh, Noida. Jeelani Ji could not attend the award giving ceremony at Kuppali. Hence Office bearers will come to Hyderabad on Tuesday the 26th February evening to present the prestigious Kuvempu Puraskar, in the presence of writers of Urdu and other languages.
Blood Donation Camp
February 23, 2019 10:30 am Saturday
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions. Donating blood is an active way of helping others and the whole of society. Donating blood is a lifesaving act. By donating blood you can save lives.
Keeping the above noble gesture in mind on the occasion of Rotary Formation Day, Rotary Club of Hyderabad and Twin Cities Rotary Club proposes to conduct a Mega Blood Donation Camp in association with the Indian Red Cross Hyderabad. It is proposed to conduct the camp in 15-20 places across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on the 23rd of February 2019.
Places in the Heart(1984)
February 19, 2019 7:30 pm Tuesday
Title : Places in the Heart Director : Robert Benton Runtime : 111 mins Synopsis : In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.
Plan for the event : Introduction – 10 mins The movie starts at 7:10 PM 20 minutes post-screening discussion
February 09, 2019 7:30 pm Saturday.
Protest Poetry – open mic with Sabika Abbas We live in an age where voices of dissent are curbed because they question those in power. There is a lack of any effective tool to articulate an effective challenge. In a world where the media and the social media are controlled by vested interests, where safe spaces are increasingly decreasing, we have turned to poetry. Because poetry, like political language is rarely spoken without intention. As Audre Lorde puts it, “Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.” What makes poetry so powerful as a tool of protest? as a weapon we can use to challenge the malicious powers that have risen to prominence in this age? Because poetry is far more than syntax and grammar– the terms and measurements that help us identify and discuss language. It is more than copy on a page. It is rhythm; it is sensations; it is incantation. And, through this, poetry becomes meaning. It becomes truth. We at lamakaan are happy to invite you come and participate in a poet led revolution. A revolution towards a more equal, trusting and loving society. Along with Sabika Abbas Naqvi, who is a protest poet and has performed at numerous occasions and more importantly, at numerous street corners, we invite you to write your own protest poems and read them to an audience on the 9th of February.
Triple Triple Talaq Bill : Discussion
January 24, 2019 7:30 pm Thursday
In light of the latest developments of the Triple Talaq Bill, society is in dire need of a conversation questioning the criminlisation of Triple Talaq. Jameelaji will be giving us an understanding of the implication of a possible ordinance in Hyderabad, and Hasinaji will be talking about the national perspective, and its role in the women’s movement.
Lamakaan invites one and all to join this discussion, as two fierce feminists will answer our questions and deliberate on the way forward.