As part of the Himalaya Film Festival 2008 (Feb 9 – 10) there will be a screening in Amsterdam of Jashn-e-Azadi (How we celebrate freedom) at De Griffioen, the cultural centre of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (Uilenstede 106, 1183 AM Amstelveen).
The Jashn-e-Azadi screening is scheduled for Sunday 10 February @ 18:45 at the Filmzaal. More information about the programme is available on the festival website, where you can also order tickets on-line.
(In the forest hangs a bridge, an earlier film by Sanjay Kak is also showing at the festival, parallel with “how we celebrate freedom”, on Sunday 10 February @ 18:45 at the Griffioenzaal.
This is a film about the building of a thousand foot suspension bridge of cane and bamboo by the people of an Adi village, in Arunachal in India’s north-east, an evocation of the tribal community that makes it possible, and a reflection on the strengths–and fragility–of the idea of community. At the 1999 National Awards in India, the film received awards for Best Cinematography [Ranjan Palit] Best Editing [Reena Mohan], as well as the Swarn Kamal [Golden Lotus] for Best Documentary Film.)