IFA@Lucknow: Screening of Casting Music at 2 Venues! July 16 & 18, 2017

India Foundation for the Arts
in collaboration with
Sanatkada ka Adda & Bhatkhande Music Institute University
A Screening of
Casting Music
by Ashok Maridas
Duration: 46 minutes | Language: Kannada & Telugu with subtitles in English
Sunday, July 16, 2017 | 06:30 PM | Sanatkada
Amit Mukherjee, vocalist & retired director of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, will speak at the event.
130, J C Bose Road, Qaiser Bagh, Lucknow

Monday, July 17, 2017 | 03:00 PM | Bhatkhande Music Institute University
Shruti Sadolikar, vocalist & Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute University, will speak at the event.

1, Qaiser Bagh, Lucknow

Join us for a screening of Casting Music, a film by Ashok Maridas.

Casting Music seeks to explore the musical tradition of the Savita Samaj, a community whose contributions to the musical legacy of the Nadaswaram has remained untold. The film deftly combines stories of the instrument along with those of its performers, their negotiations and struggles as a community of musicians and barbers, and their intertwined lives beyond the musical world. The film uses the instrument as a visual metaphor to examine the socio-economic issues that are influencing sweeping changes in the lives of the community members.

Ashok Maridas is a documentary filmmaker with over two decades of experience and 150 films to his credit. He has made numerous short films and long documentaries and has also worked with national and international developmental organisations on issues such as child rights, gender, environment, LGBTQ rights, energy and poverty.

The filmmaker will be present at both the venues for a post-screening discussion.

If you would like to know more about the event, please contact sumana@indiaifa.org

This project received support from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme, with support from Titan Company Limited.