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Screening of documentary ‘Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal’ | The Children of Mini Japan

June 5, 2017

SIEDS Collective, Bangalore Film Society, Vikalp Bengaluru will be Screening documentary ‘Kutty Japanin Kuzhandaigal’ | The Children of Mini Japan. A film by Chalam Bennurakar 1654-2017

Remembering CHALAM
As memories become the haven of those bereaved, we remember a kindred life, conspirator, collaborator, co-traveller, comrade, friend, dreamer. He was a thinker, painter, writer, translator, storyteller, filmmaker. A spark who danced with fire.

Chalam Bennurakar worked as a signboard painter before he became part of SIEDS Collective and Vimochana in Bangalore. A deeply passionate and intense person, he straddled the world of politics, literature, theatre and cinema. At SIEDS, he initiated Janamadhyam, a screening network and production infrastructure for grassroots action, which he continued even after he left the Collective through Touring Talkies. He contributed to the film society movement through the Bangalore Film Society and the Odessa in Kerala, which created a space for young filmmakers to showcase theirwork. Sakshi, was a first kind of initiative he started in 1998, a platform for independent documentary filmmakers in India that screened documentaries from all over the world.

Children of Mini Japan focuses on the plight of young poverty-stricken children working in Sivakasi in the late 1980s, and the Government’s neglect of them. The owners of the match box and fireworks factories proudly refer to their town as “Mini Japan”, known for its high technology and business standards.

Screening of Documentary on Thursday | 8th June 2017 | 7:00 PM

Everest Talkies,
1. Kenchappa Road,
opp. Bangalore East Railway Station
Fraser Town,
Bengaluru 560 005.

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