IFA@Mumbai: Screening & Presentation of an Animation & a Graphic Novel | Saturday, March 03, 2018 | Harkat Studios

India Foundation for the Arts
invites you to 
A Stop-Motion Short by Avik Mukhopadhayay
Sketches for a Graphic Novel by Madhuja Mukherjee
Saturday, March 03, 2018 | 09:00 PM | Harkat Studios
Bungalow 75, Aram Nagar 2, off J P Road, Versova, Andheri (W), Mumbai - 400 061

Join us for a screening of a stop-motion short film by Avik Mukhopadhayay and presentation of sketches for a graphic novel by Madhuja Mukherjee. Avik and Madhuja’s works are both based on Lubdhak—a novel in Bengali by Nabarun Bhattacharya.

Lubdhak by Nabarun Bhattacharya tells the story of street dogs in Kolkata through the overarching frameworks of oppression, organisation, and survival. Set in a dystopic Kolkata, the civic administration decides to exterminate all dogs of the city. While some dogs are killed and gradually disappear from the streets, some of them also manage to escape, after which their struggle for survival begins. They realise the need to organise, and, when they leave the city in an act of rejecting human civilisation, a great silence descends.

Avik Mukhopadhayay is a three-time National Award winning Cinematographer and Director. His film credits include Aantohin, Bhalo Theko, Pathal Ghar, Raincoat, The Last Lear and Bunty Aur Babli. He formed the independent artists' group 'Eclectic Crew', with painters and filmmakers, to create experimental video art. Besides this, he has also worked on numerous commercials.

Madhuja Mukherjee is a Graphic Artist, Writer, Filmmaker, and Researcher. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her research interests span the Indian film industry, database building, technology, and archival projects.

This grant, under the Arts Practice programme at India Foundation for the Arts, and this grant showcase received support from Technicolor India

Save the Date: Avik Mukhopadhayay and Madhuja Mukherjee will also present with Dhruv Jani
on Monday, March 05, 2018 at 07:30 PM at People Tree Design Studio, Goa. More details soon!