Bil’in Habibti (Bil’in My Love)
Decorated with the Wolgin award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2006, and given an honourable mention at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2007, Bil’in Habibti is about the villagers of Bil’in and their struggle to save their land from a security barrier and a Jewish settlement of Modi’in Elite. The director, Shai Carmeli-Pollak, tracks the village’s struggle for more than a year, focusing on two central figures: Mohamed, a member of the village’s local committee against the barrier, and Wagee, a farmer and father of ten, who is losing the majority of his land to the barrier and to the settlement. The film is being presented by Pedestrian Pictures, a city-based organization working to create an understanding of socio-political realities. At the Institution of Agricultural Technologists (IAT), Queen’s Road (near Indian Express circle), Cunningham Road. 5–7pm. For details, contact Pedestrian Pictures at 9448041063 (Sanjana) or 9448367627 (Deepu).
Garden of Delight
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore is presenting a wide range of Kerala landscapes, Buddhas, Ganeshas and spiritual abstracts on canvas in watercolours and other mixed media created by three young artists, Mini Arora, Chandni Janardhan and Urvashi Thakkar. Arora’s abstract paintings denote her mind’s spiritual connection. She draws inspiration from Vedic texts and frequently uses the Sanskrit script in her compositions. While Janardhan’s works in pastels and watercolours depict portraits, landscapes and wildlife, Thakkar says she wants to create images that evoke a sense of peace and tranquillity. At the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanth Nagar, Post Box 108, Vasanth Nagar (41231340).
Common Man, an interactive play
This social satire is a tribute to the common man and his journey, driven by hopes, dreams, aspirations and intentions of being noticed in a society oblivious of human emotions and engulfed in the selfish motives of a mechanical life. The play will be interactive and the audience will get to decide how it ends. This is a theatre format that evolved out of the Yours Truly Theatre Lab work. Truly Theatre is a Bangalore-based group working on developing more theatre concepts relevant to today’s world. 7.30 pm. At Rangashankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (next to post office).