Amar Kanwar

Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 1:00pm

Two Films by Amar Kanwar Night of Prophecy and Season Outside
Director Amar Kanwar in person

Night of Prophecy

Amar Kanwar, India, 2002, Beta SP, 77 mins, color, w/ English subtitles
Filmed in several diverse territories of India (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Nagaland, Kashmir), A Night Prophecy features the music and poetry of tragedy and protest performed by regional artists. The sources of anger and sorrow vary from inescapable, caste-bound poverty to the loss of loved ones as a result of tribal and religious fighting. The footage is a stunning glimpse of India’s diverse ethnic groups and topography from the rural mountains to its crowded urban centers.

Season Outside
Amar Kanwar, India, 1998, Beta SP, 30 mins, color
An urgent, poetic treatise on the deep divisions between India and Pakistan, Season Outside is Amar Kanwar’s personal and philosophical journey through the shadows of past generations, conflicting positions, borders and time zones. Combining lyrical imagery and the timely words of Mahatma Gandhi, the film is a poignant meditation on the source of violence in the region.

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