Delhi Art Theatre recently presented the play Chann Badlan Da at India Habitat Centre. This is an old piece by playwright Sheila Bhatia that was first performed in the year 1967 and revived after 50 years. But how did it augur in the year 2017?
Film festival bring forth a plethora of productions that we would not have come across otherwise. In the recently concluded Habitat Film Festival, we watched a bunch of films, some of which, we didn’t know existed. “Jugni” is one such film that went unnoticed last year.
Documentaries do not get theatre releases in India. The audience therefore is oblivious to the good work that happens in this area. Film Festivals are therefore one of the few platforms where we get to watch some documentaries. The recently held Habitat Film Festival screened the documentary THE MAN WHO DWARFED THE MOUNTAINS. This is based on Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneer of the Chipko Movement.