Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dastan-e-Sedition Banaam Hakim Sen

Free Binayak Sen Campaign

Justice on Trial:

three days of cultural events

April 4 to 6, 2011

@ Alliance Francaise de Delhi

72, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003

Justice on Trial is a collaborative programme put together by leading contemporary artists, photographers, film makers, musicians, performers, and activists to commemorate struggles for democracy, freedom and rights. An exhibition of photographs and art works, talks performances and screenings all are directed at drawing renewed attention to the trial of Dr. Binayak Sen, who has emerged in recent times as a symbol of courageous resistance, and a reminder of the many injustices that surround us. Our aim is to provoke a dialogue with the colours and sounds that emerge from the idea of what Dr. Sen represents.

April 4 (Monday)

4:00 pm Inauguration of Art Exhibition by Prof Ilina Sen (Gallery)

5:00 pm Music: Them Clones / Imphal Talkies (Auditorium)

6:00 pm Film: “AFSPA 1958” (52 mins, 2006, dir: Haobam Paban Kumar) (Auditorium)

7:00 pm Panel: Prof Ilina Sen, Vrinda Grover, Aruna Roy

8:00 pm Performance: Arjun Raina / "Like a Bird on a Wire" (35 mins)

April 5 (Tuesday)

10:00 am – Art Exhibition (Gallery)

5:00 pm Music: Manzil / Faith Gonsalves

6:00 pm Film: Prisoners of Conscience (45 mins, 1978, dir: Anand Patwardhan)

7:00 pm Panel: Anand Patwardhan, Sharmila Tagore, Ashok Vajpeyi

8:00 Performance: Inder Salim / “I am Dr. Binayak Sen” (20 mins )

April 6 (Wednesday)

10:00 am – Art Exhibition (Gallery)

5:00 pm Music: Ska Vengers (featuring Delhi Sultanate)

6:00 pm Panel: Prof Amit Bhaduri / Arundhati Roy / Kavita Srivastava / Prashant Bhushan

8:00 pm Performance: Dastan-goi / Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain (45 mins )

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Our End-March Campus Caper

We have now some clarity about our program for the next fortnight. Please do join us wherever possible.

  1. March 22, 2011 at S.G.T.B. Khalsa College Auditorium at 12 pm, North Campus, University of Delhi. Manu Sikander Dhingra and Nadeem Shah will perform the traditional dastan followed by a conversation on Faiz Ahmed Faiz by Mahmood and I. (This event is cancelled. Apologies.)
  2. March 23, 2011 at The Conference Centre, Behind Nirula's, Chatra Marg, North Campus, University of Delhi at 11 am. Mahmood and I will be in a conversation on Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
  3. March 28, 2011 at Bhramhaputra Hostel, JNU Campus, JNU at 9 pm. A traditional dastan performance by Manu Sikander Dhingra and Nadeem Shah.
  4. March 26, 2011 at LSR College, Near Kailash Colony at 11.30 am. Mahmood and I in a discussion on cinema and theatre and their convergence.
  5. March 26, 2011 at Indian Women's Press Corps, 5 Windsor Place (The Meridian roundabout), New Delhi at 3.30 pm. A lecture-demonstration on Dastangoi by Mahmood and I.
  6. March 28, 2011 at Kamla Nehru College, Sirifort Road at 11.30 am. Mahmood and I will be in a conversation on Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
  7. March 30, 2011 at Zakir Hussain College, Asaf Ali Road at 10.30 am. Manu Sikander Dhingra and Nadeem Shah will perform the traditional dastan.