You are invited to a DOUBLE FILM SCREENING TREAT on April 20 & 22, 2012 at the Kunzum Travel Cafe in New Delhi. Take your pick from one or both of these multiple award winning films by Gaurav Jani.
INTERACTION WITH GAURAV JANI: The film-maker will be available for an interaction with guests at both the screenings.
ENTRY: Open to all, no charges. First come, first served seating. You may order tea / coffee and cookies before the screening starts and pay what you like in the box provided. Feel free to carry your own coke and popcorn. You can also confirm your attendance at the Facebook event created for the screenings. We strongly recommend you come on time to secure a seat.
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These award winning movies will leave you astounded and ask for more!
FILM 1: ONE CRAZY RIDE, Friday April 20, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
A motorcycle expedition on uncharted roads across the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh, situated in North-east India.
But more than an expedition, it’s a film on friendship, camaraderie and the “never say die” attitude of five motorcyclists in the face of unforgiving terrain and unfriendly locals. Shot without a back-up vehicle or film crew, in parts of India hardly seen, filmed or explored, the documentary captures the interactions and experiences of the riders who are trying to chart a route, which according to everyone does not exist.
One Crazy Ride is about the travails and triumphs that come while chasing a crazy idea.
FILM 2: RIDING SOLO TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD, Sunday April 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
‘Riding Solo To The Top Of The World’ is the unique experience of a lonesome traveler, who rides his motorcycle all the way from Mumbai to one of the remotest places in the World, the Changthang Plateau, in Ladakh, bordering China.
Situated at an average altitude of 15,000 feet, Changthang covers almost 30,000 square kilometers of Ladakh A land devoid of roads and with temperatures which dip to minus 40 degree Celsius in winter.
As a one-man film unit, he astonishes you, filming the landscape he passes by and the people he interacts with, capturing moments of beauty, pain, love, hardship, self doubt and spiritual triumphs.
As a city slicker, his interaction with the nomads of the region, the Chang pas, who live at the highest altitude used by mankind in the world, teaches him a new perspective on life, as does the religious fervor he encounters.
The Hemis festival that comes once in twelve years, the Tashi Choling monastery where the Chang pas pray to the Rain God and the ever-changing life of the Chang pas, have all been shot in all their splendor and festivity.
The man and his camera travels even beyond the realm of practicality as he films the monastery at Chemur, the very first time a camera has ever entered the said monastery.
Riding Solo to the Top of the World, in essence, is a film about a journey that begins as an adventure and ends with the man, Gaurav Jani, seeking the person within.
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