Learning in association with MAMI and Film Heritage Foundation, brings to 'Do
You Speak Cinema?' a unique educational program that aims to introducing
children to the magic of cinema, to teach them the language of the moving
image and to make them a more discerning audience in a world where they are
constantly bombarded with images. The workshop offers children a rare
opportunity to watch films on a vintage film projector and touch and feel
actual strips of celluloid film.
The workshop will take the children through a journey chronicling the birth of cinema from the magic lantern to Muybridge to the masters of the silent era like Edison, Melies, Dadasaheb Phalke and Chaplin. Children will also be shown films on a 16 mm projector and will be taught that visual images can be “read” like other texts. Every element of a visual image has meaning, all of which affects the interpretation of the visual text.
"Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, film archivist and restorer. He has directed and produced close to 600 commercials, short films, and documentaries under the banner of “Dungarpur Films” that he established in 2000. He made his first feature documentary “Celluloid Man” in 2012 that won two National Awards and travelled to over fifty festivals around the world. His second documentary “The Immortals” (2015) won the Special Jury Award for the Best Film at MIFF 2016. He is currently working on a documentary titled “CzechMate – In Search of Jiri Menzel” on the renowned filmmaker, Jiří Menzel and the Czechoslovakian New Wave, that is close to completion.Shivendra is the Founder Director of Film Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Mumbai. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation and restoration of the moving image and to develop interdisciplinary educational programs that will use film as an educational tool and create awareness about the language of cinema. The foundation became a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in 2015 and Shivendra was recently elected to the Executive Committee of FIAF."Read more
An award-winning actor, Irawati Harshe Mayadev has starred in films like Hey Ram, Mithya, Raat Gayi Baat Gayi, Astu and the National Award-winning Kaasav. Most recently, she won multiple awards for her performance in Astu as well as the State Award for Best Actress for her role in Kaasav. A trained Bharatnatyam dancer, she credits this training for her journey as an actor. Passionate about cinema, she believes that she is a student of this ever evolving art form. Working at Film Heritage Foundation she was inspired to create and design workshops for children to introduce them to the magic that is cinema.Read more