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Beyond the Present – 2nd Edition

Discussions, Screenings, Presentations, Concert, and Conversations with eminent Thought Leaders and Change Makers who chose to work towards making a difference in people’s lives and the society at large.

SCHEDULE FOR 13 th APRIL'18

2:00PM - “Inauguration of Ceremony” Address by Institute Director, Ms.Daljeet Wadhwa

2.30 - 3:30 PM : Opportunities in Music Business Today - Anu Anna George (Mixtape), an RSJ Session

4:00 - 5:15 PM : Truth, Lies and Photographs

  • » Ravi Aggarwal
  • » Sharbendu De
  • » Ishaan Tankha

Session will be moderated by Tanvi Mishra

5:15 - 6:15 PM : The Photographed and the Photographer

  • » Millo Dinsung and Lokesh Dang
  • » Prakriti Kargeti and Anoop Ray
  • » Laxmi and Anita Khemka

in conversation with Tanvi Mishra

6:15 - 6:25 PM : Recipient of SACAC Student Photography Award, 2018 announcement. The announcement of Social Documentary Photography Grant by MurthyNAYAK Foundation, 2018-19

6:25 - 6:45 PM : Presentations by SACAC Alumni

  • » Abhishek Bali
  • » Srishti Bhardwaj
  • » Proneet De Kashyap

SCHEDULE FOR 14 th APRIL'18

11am - 1 PM : Panel Discussion - Sharing Stories of Change

  • » Avijit Dutt
  • » Sashwati Banerjee
  • » Sonalini Mirchandani

In conversation with Rajkumar Jha

2:00 - 4:00 PM : The concept of Rhythm and ‘taal’ in the context of Contemporary Indian Music (workshop) - Ujwal Nagar & Shantanu Sudarshan

2:00 - 3:30 PM : Glimpses into some filmmaking forays: CDC alumni share their experiences

3.30 - 4.30 PM : Screening of alumnus Varun Trikha's film, ‘The Wall’, and an excerpt from his ongoing work in Estonia, followed by discussion with the director

4.30 - 4.50 PM : Screening of ‘In the Shade of the Fallen Chinar’ by Fazil NC and Shawn Sebastian

5.30 – 6.50 PM : Screening of student exercises and shorts curated by filmmaker, cinematographer and visiting faculty at Ambedkar University (AUD), RV Ramani, with discussion

6.50 PM : Screening of ‘To Light’ by Nora Särak, former student of Baltic Film & Media School, Tallinn, Estonia

SCHEDULE FOR 15 th APRIL'18

1:00-3:00 PM : Vocal Harmony and Arrangement (workshop) - Chayan Adhikari

4:00-6:00 PM : TSongs of Protest - In Conversation with Rahul Ram, Sofia Ashraf and Taru Dalmia, In association with RSJ The discussion will be moderated by Anirban Chakraborty (Director of Rock Street Journal) and Abhishek Mathur (faculty at the Audio School at SACAC)

7:00-8:30 PM : Performance by Ujwal Nagar (Classical to contemporary) With Gaurav Chintamani on Guitar and Bass Guitar; Anil Chawla on Keys; Rohit Prasanna on Flute; Tarit Pal on Percussions

OUR SPEAKERS

ANU ANNA GEORGE

Anu Anna George joined the music industry, fresh out of college, in 2009. Having represented artists such as Shaa’ir + Func, Sky Rabbit, Donn Bhat & Monica Dogra ,she began her career in music business

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TANVI MISHRA

Tanvi Mishra began her career as a documentary photog- rapher based out of New Delhi. Trained as an economist at the London School of Economics and Political Science, she finds her photographic practice

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RAVI AGGARWAL

Ravi Agarwal has an inter-disciplinary practice as an artist, photographer, environmental campaigner, writer and curator. His work explores key contemporary questions of ecology, society, urban space and capital.

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SHARBENDU DE

Sharbendu De is a Delhi based contemporary photographer and an academic. He actively works within the ‘staged and constructed’ genre and is exploring a contemporary visual language

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ISHAN TANKHA

Ishan Tankha is a Delhi based independent photojournalist whose work has been featured in a number of publications including South China Morning Post, Le Monde, India Today

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LOKESH DANG

Lokesh Dang studied photography at Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication in 2015. He lives in Gurgaon and has been travelling for work around India for various documentary

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ANOOP RAY

Anoop Ray grew up in a quaint town, Kishangarh-bas, nestled between the Aravallis, Rajasthan. He completed his BFA in Painting from Amity University, Noida in 2013. He earned his Diploma

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ANITA KHEMKA

Anita Khemka (b. 1972) is an English Literature graduate and began photographing in 1996. Her oeuvre has largely been defined by social documentary work — people living with HIV

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ABHISHEK BALI

Abhishek Bali is an editorial and corporate photographer based out of New Delhi. He works across the genres of portraiture, travel fashion and documentary feature stories for magazine

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SRISHTI BHARDWAJ

Srishti Bhardwaj studied History from Delhi University in 2015. She worked for the India Photo Archive Foundation on a long term project documenting the Aravallis which was exhibited

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PRONEET DE KASHYAP

Proneet de Kashyap was born in Dibrugarh, Assam and came to Delhi when he was 17 years old. He picked up the camera to work for his college magazine and traveled around quite a bit.

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AVIJIT DUTT

Avijit Dutt is a filmmaker, actor, theatre director and communications consultant. Living and working out of New Delhi. He took his MA from Calcutta University in English and began

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SASHWATI BANERJEE

Sashwati Banerjee founded Sesame Workshop India Trust to amplify the impact of Galli Galli Sim Sim. Under her leadership,the organization implements innovative educational outreach programs to engage

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SONALINI MIRCHANDANI

Sonalini Mirchandani has three decades of experience in strategic social sector communication in India. Her work in the subcontinent in communications research, design, capacity

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RAJKUMAR JHA

Designed communication for rural people. Have worked on various FMCG Brands. Worked on HIV, RCH, TB, Sanitation, Safe Water, Immunization, Pulse polio, Hand wash. Worked with

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VARUN TRIKHA

Varun Trikha is a documentary filmmaker based out of New Delhi. He was trained as an ethicist at King’s College London and as a nonfiction filmmaker at SACAC, New Delhi.

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FAISAL NC

Fazil NC is a filmmaker based in Calicut, Kerala. Shawn Sebastian is a filmmaker and an independent journalist based in Bengaluru. Their previous works have won awards from UN agencies

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R V RAMANI

R V Ramani worked as a photojournalist in Mumbai and later graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India(FTII), Pune, in 1985, with specialization in motion picture photography

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STUDENT FILMMAKERS

Ambedkar University (AUD), Delhi ,Tseyang Palzom, M.Phil Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy , Sangeeta Jawla, M.A. English , Rishit Nyogi, M.A Literary Art and Creative Writing

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NORA SARAK

Nora Särak is an independent filmmaker from Estonia. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts and Baltic Film and Media School in Estonia. ‘To Light’ is her graduation work in film

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RAHUL RAM

Rahul Ram, Best known as the bass player in India’s most loved band ‘Indian Ocean’, Rahul Ram is also an ‘activist’ who has never shied away from taking a political stance. From the early

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SOFIA ASHRAF

Sofia Ashraf from Chennai has been described as a ‘raptivist’ and staunch feminist. Some of her prominent videos which have gone viral include the 2008 song “Don’t Work for Dow” where

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TARU DALMIA

Taru Dalmia is a reggae musician, poet, activist and MC. He goes by the moniker ‘Delhi Sultanate’ and is also a singer in the popular band Ska Vengers, one of the few bands in India which has

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ANIRBAN CHAKRABORTY

Anirban Chakraborty discovered the Rock Street Journal in 1993 with the first RSJ newsletter. The magazine was instrumental in his subsequent journey as a musician – right from introducing him to the indie-circuit

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ABHISHEK MATHUR

Abhishek Mathur is a music producer and guitar player.He is one of the founding members and lead guitarist of the well known band Advaita. Abhishek has composed and produced music for several

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