Film Screening & Discussion with Modak KS (Co-Director) & Madhurima Khadilkar (Co-Editor)
Date: 18 June 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 6.30 pm onwards
We are thrilled to announce that ‘Galiyon ka Sheher’ will be screened at Arthshila Ahmedabad followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Modak KS and Madhurima Khadilkar on Saturday, 18 June 2022 at 6.30 pm.
‘Galiyon ka Sheher’ offers a look at the implications of the recent development projects in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh through the perspectives of the city’s residents. It explores themes of religiosity, citizen-state engagement, development, urban land rights, and socio-cultural dynamics in the city. The evolving notions of modernity that this film explores shed vital light on the current social and political climate of Varanasi. It is a glimpse into how individual citizens are impacted by government decisions taken far away.
The documentary was screened at the Dharamshala International Film Festival and won the runner-up prize for short documentary at the Jaipur International Film Festival.
About Modak KS
Modak is a filmmaker who wears multiple hats – from producer to director and cinematographer. His latest work as a cinematographer is an experimental independent feature, ‘Do Birds Hide When It Rains’ which depicts a moment in the life of a family as it copes with the decision of parting ways. His directorial feature debut delves into the life of a food delivery agent as he navigates an oppressive economic system. He is also in the process of producing his first feature documentary that explores the entanglement between humans and wildlife in Jawai, Rajasthan.
About Madhurima Khadilkar
Madhurima is a screenwriter and creative developer based in Mumbai. Documentaries and short films she worked on as a student have been screened at various festivals. Previously having assisted screenwriter Sumit Roy, she is currently developing films and shows at a leading production house while also working on her first feature screenplay. Through her work, she is interested in exploring the drama hidden in the layers of relationships.
We look forward to your presence!