Tuesday, April 30, 2013


18th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013-Screening of the film MY NAME IS KI

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13 May, 5.00 pm, Hungarian Cultural Centre, 1/A Janpath, New Delhi 110001                                                                                                 18th EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013 – Celebrating Women; multiple locations
The Polish Institute, in collaboration with the European Union delegation to India, is pleased to announce the screening of the film My Name is Ki, which was awarded the Jury Prize at KinoPolska in Paris 2011, and was also selected for Venice Days 2011. Roma Gasiorowska, who plays the main protagonist, won the Best Actress Award at the 2011 Gdynia Polish Film Festival.
 
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EU-India friendship, the European Union is “celebrating women” through cinema that showcases their different shades and nuances. Of the 24 films selected for screening, My Name is Ki is Poland’s entry for the Festival – a movie that does not hesitate to show the dilemmas faced by individuals struggling to make it in a fast-paced city life.
 
The film documents the experiences of Ki, a young mother keen on escaping the responsibilities of parenthood and intent on living a carefree existence. Her desire for a life outside the confines of the home see her manipulate and exploit others into caring for her young child. Ki offers a commentary on the aspirations and troubles of today’s youth, while maintaining a sympathetic take on its protagonist, in spite of her failings.
 
My Name is Ki is the debut feature of up-and-coming director Leszek Dawid who has previously been acclaimed for his short films and documentaries.His second feature filmJestesBogiemwas awarded at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival in 2012. Roma Gasiorowska, who plays the chief protagonist in Ki, has also been rewarded for her rich performance; she won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2011 Cottbus Film Festival.
 
Film: My Name is Ki
Director:Leszek Dawid; Cinematography: Lukasz Gutt; Producers: Malgorzata Jurczak& Krzysztof Gredzinski
Duration:93 min. More on the film: http://www.pisf.pl/en/polish-films/films-from-a-to-z/ki
 
 
 
Note to Editors: The Polish Institute is a part of the Polish diplomatic mission in India with the aim of promoting and fostering an understanding of Poland’s culture throughout the country in a spirit of mutual cooperation. Based in Delhi, the Institute develops events and cultural programming in the genres of the visual arts, film, theatre, music and literature and science in collaboration with established Indian cultural organizations.
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Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
cordially invites you to a Public Lecture
in the ‘Science, society and nature’ series

at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, 1 May, 2013
in the Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building

on

'Elephant, empire and ecology in ancient India'

by

Prof. Raman Sukumar,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Abstract:
The elephant rose from the status of a supreme animal, Gajatame, in early Buddhist India to that of a supreme god, Ganesha, in Hindu Indiaby about the 4th or 5th century. In spite of a rather turbulent relationship with people through history, the elephant has also been widelyrevered across the cultures of south and southeast Asia. This talk traces the unique elephant-human relationship from the ancient Harappancivilization when it is believed to have been first tamed, through the use of elephants in the armies of major kingdoms and empires, to itsrise to supreme godhead in the medieval Hindu period. It also discusses the role of the elephant in the rise, sustenance and eventual declineof the Mughal and the British empires. It concludes by providing sociopolitical and ecological interpretations as to why the largest landmammal was accorded sacred status in Asia, though not in Africa.

Speaker:
Prof. Raman Sukumar is Professor at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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