Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fwd: FW: [academics] FW: APU Public Lecture Series: Jahnu Barua on 'Art, Culture & Social Responsibility' Sept 29th, Sat, 6 PM at NGMA, Bangalore


> **About the Talk*****
>
> The effects of films and media on society have attracted a lot of attention in the
> last few years. It is important that audiences are sensitized to develop a strong
> sense of ethics so that they can make informed choices about cultural products.
> But by their very nature, populist media products are more attractive than
> ethically nuanced ones. This makes the task of sensitization a very challenging
> one. ****
>
> *Join noted filmmaker Jahnu Barua for his perspectives on how we can create a
> climate in which films and media products are examined through the lens of
> ethics.*****
>
> * About Jahnu Barua*****
>
> Nine time National Award winner Jahnu Barua did his post-graduation diploma in
> Film Direction from Film & TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Committed to better
> cinema, he has so far made 12 feature films. All his films have been critically
> acclaimed and commercially successful. He was conferred the Padma Shri by the
> President of India in 2003, and received the Kamal Kumari National Award for
> Culture in 2004. He has also been regularly contributing his expertise to many
> cinema related organizations and institutions like the National Film Development
> Corporation (NFDC), Children's Film Society, India (CFSI), Films Division, Film &
> Television Institute of India (FTII), Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
> (SRFTI), etc.****
>
> Some of his films include *Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai* (The Catastrophe) that
> won the National Award for the Best Film (Golden Lotus) in 1988 and several
> international recognitions; *Hkhagoroloi Bohu Door* (It's a Long Way to the Sea)
> that has won the National Award for the Best Director (Golden Lotus) in 1995, and
> 15 international awards. *Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi
> Mara* (I did not kill Gandhi) that upholds the Gandhian values is one of the most
> critically acclaimed films in Indian cinema. ****
>
> For more information on Jahnu Barua, visit *
> http://www.jahnubarua.com/bio.php*****
>
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