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Noëlle’s blog Day 3

Noëlle’s blog Day 3

Jour 3 – Une leçon de vie avec deux femmes âgées réjouit et donne envie de vieillir. Heureusement il y a des films comme « Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha » réalisé par Tanuja Chandra qui viennent contredire ce que l’on a écrit la veille. Alors que j’évoquais le sort des veuves et la possible misère qui accompagnera leur trajectoire suite...
Valentina’s blog Day 3

Valentina’s blog Day 3

Probabilmente non sarò l’unica, gli altri miei colleghi avranno sicuramente scritto o scriveranno in proposito dello stesso film, ma “Aunty Sudha Aunty Radha” è una pellicola che vale davvero la pena di vedere! Il documentario del 2019 diretto da Tanuja Chandra e prodotto da Anupama Mandloi (presente in sala durante la proiezione dell’Auroville Film Festival)...
Interview with Aanchal Kapur

Interview with Aanchal Kapur

Aanchal Kapur is one the jury members for the 6th edition of AVFF. She is the founder of Kriti Film Club in Delhi and was here also in 2013 for AVFF. Listen to her interview made by Nadia to discover all the details about the judges’ work and to be inspired by Aancahl’s rich tips...
Matthew’s blog Day 3

Matthew’s blog Day 3

Performing on stage gives one a very different perspective on the whole experience of Auroville’s film festival. From stage I could see … absolutely nothing. The lights were too bright. All else was complete darkness. But what I could experience was another of the joys that Auroville can bring. I was joined on stage by...
Noëlle’s blog Day 2

Noëlle’s blog Day 2

Que deviennent les femmes âgées en Inde lorsqu’elles perdent leur mari, lorsqu’elles n’ont pas de revenus, lorsqu’elles ne peuvent plus travailler ? Dans les villes et les campagnes, il nous arrive régulièrement d’être sollicités par des femmes un peu courbées, faisant signe de la main qu’elles ont faim, qu’elles n’ont rien. Quel est leur sort ? Aujourd’hui,...
Opening Ceremony AVFF2020

Opening Ceremony AVFF2020

The 6th Auroville Film Festival started with the sounds of Mohanam drummers and the presentation of the six women judges. AVFF2020 7th – 12th January
Matthew’s blog Day 2

Matthew’s blog Day 2

And so the second day of Auroville’s 6th Film Festival is already behind us. In the afternoon, I betook myself to the SAIIER building for a series of shorter films, firstly a film about SAIIER itself, emphasizing the central role in Aurovilian education of the psychic being – a very important message for all who...
Interview avec Monique Deshors

Interview avec Monique Deshors

Monique Deshors est l’actrice principale du film “Un moment de faiblesse” de Nicolas Paban et Dominique Arquin. Dans cette interview, Monique parle de sa expérience d’actrice, de son travail social et de la question d’incomunicabilité entre ceux qui vivent une vie normale et ceux qui vivent dans la rue.Venez voir “Un moment de faiblesse” le...
Interview with Anushka Meenakshi and Ishwar Srikumar

Interview with Anushka Meenakshi and Ishwar Srikumar

“Up Down & Sideways” is a musical portrait of a community of rice cultivators from Nagaland. In this programme Nadia interviews Anushka Meenakshi and Ishwar Srikumar, directors of this beautiful movie and theatre-cinema artists who have lived in Auroville bioregion since a couple of years ago. Anushka is also one of the judges for this...
Dear Journal Day 2

Dear Journal Day 2

Auroville is a place full of beautiful public buildings and spaces, and one such space is the Town Hall complex. We often go there for administrative and bureaucratic tasks, most of them not much fun. But week is different: the Auroville Film Festival brings a different vibe to the grass fields and gardens of the...
Valentina's blog Day 2

Valentina’s blog Day 2

Questioni di Identità e Rifiuti. Per descrivere la seconda giornata del Film Festival mi va di parlare di Two Flags documentario di Pankaj Rishi Kumar, presente nel programma perché parte della categoria sui film riguardanti Auroville e la Bioregion (ovvero il territorio che circonda la comunità), e del breve documentario di Rena sull’Eco Service di...
Noëlle’s blog Day 1.2

Noëlle’s blog Day 1.2

Un tramway à Jérusalem d’Amos Gitai Traversant différents quartiers de Jérusalem, à l’intérieur ou à proximité d’un tramway toujours très emprunté quelle que soit l’heure du jour ou de la nuit, on rencontre des hommes et des femmes pétris de sentiments, de discours, de questions. Ils s’aiment, se déchirent, se comprennent, se disputent, se rapprochent,...
Noëlle’s blog Day 1.1

Noëlle’s blog Day 1.1

« It is quarter to five. It is quarter to five. Are we ready ? » Quelques cris en anglais émanent de bénévoles assis devant la scène du Town Hall Plaza qui accueillera le discours d’inauguration du 6ème festival du film d’Auroville. Toute la journée, nous avons aidé avec mille et une tâches, monté la dernière tente...
Joan’s blog Day 1

Joan’s blog Day 1

Ayer estuve en una sala de cine, dentro de un grupo de seres humanos. Que alegría estar en una sala de cine llena, junto a un grupo de personas muy diferentes para disfrutar. En la sala había tanta gente que algunos vieron la película sentados en el suelo, sin que nadie se quejase o viniesen a echarlos por algún tipo de norma de...
Valentina’s blog Day 1

Valentina’s blog Day 1

Una delle cose che più mi piace di Auroville, è partecipare a quegli eventi che mi diletta definire “Eventi di Comunità”. Li chiamo così perché sono eventi a parte, un po’ speciali. Quando ti ci ritrovi dentro, aiutando con l’organizzazione o semplicemente partecipando a giochi fatti, la famosa “Unity in Diversity” la puoi toccare, respirare,...