5th Documentary Film Club to be held on Aug 26 at NFAI

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 21 August 2018

This time, supporting the efforts of alumni of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Mumbai and Pune, the organisers have appealed to the people to donate help for Kerala relief fund in terms of cloths , medicines and stationery material which needs to be provided to the office of Arbhaat Films till August 25.

Pune: The 5th edition of ‘Documentary Film Club’ by Arbhaat Film Club and Art Experiments will be held on August 26 at National Film Archive of India (NFAI). This time, supporting the efforts of alumni of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Mumbai and Pune, the organisers have appealed to the people to donate help for Kerala relief fund in terms of cloths, medicines and stationery material which needs to be provided to the office of Arbhaat Films till August 25.

The organisers will feature award winning documentary ‘A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings’ by film maker Prateek Vats.

An alumni of FTII, Pune Pratik Vats is an independent filmmaker and writer based out Mumbai/Goa. He has been working on both fiction as well as non-fiction films. This is his first feature length film which got special mention at the 65th National Film Awards.

‘A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings’ anchored in the twilight years of the life of legendary Indian bodybuilder and former Mr Universe, Monohar Aich (The winner of the 1952 Mr Universe contest). A delicate and nuanced film consciously moves away from the evidential burden of a ‘biopic’ towards an intimate portrait - a story that transcends time to reveal the oddities that make human stories worth telling. The film is not only the story of India’s most celebrated bodybuilder, but also a considerate glimpse into a family whose lives have been eclipsed by his celebrity and longevity, in equal measure.

NFAI in collaboration with Arbhaat Film Club and Art Experiments recently launched Documentary Film Club to help documentary cinema to reach the wider Indian audience. The film club aims to bring a variety of content in terms of short films and documentaries and intend to provide the budding young film makers an exposure of the rich content as well as an opportunity to interact with the film maker himself.
As far as the contribution to the Kerala flood relief goes, the people have been requested by the organisers to the separate packing of the content and write name of the content and quantity on the boxes while donating. Also, in the case of medicines, people are requested to check the expiry dates.
 

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