The 8th screening in an ongoing weekly music film club at Kunzum Travel Cafe in association with m.a.f.i.a (Musicians Artists Filmmakers Interesting log…. Aajaao) – screenings every Wednesday evening.
SCREENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN INTERACTION WITH THE DIRECTOR.
Film: Khayal Darpan – A documentary film exploring the classical music traditions of urban Pakistan; a journey by an Indian filmmaker
Director: Yousuf Saeed
Hindi, (subtitled in English), 100 mins, 2009
DATE: Wednesday, July 18
TIME: 6:30 p.m. onwards
VENUE: Kunzum Travel Cafe, T-49, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110016
ENTRY: Open to all. PAY WHAT YOU LIKE!
ABOUT THE FILM
In a quest to explore the impact of India’s Partition on the classical music traditions of South Asia, Delhi-based filmmaker Yousuf Saeed spent about 6 months in Pakistan in 2005. After traveling in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad – interviewing musicians and scholars, attending music concerts, and observing the teaching of music in various institutions, Yousuf not only documented some of the surviving practitioners and patrons of classical music, but also raised many vital questions, about cultural identity, nationalism, legitimacy of music in Islam, Pakistan’s popular culture and its affairs with India, and the survival of classical music itself in South Asia. This quest has resulted in a musical documentary film, Khayal Darpan, featuring some well-known as well as many lesser known but talented musicians of Pakistan.
MORE ON THE FILM: http://www.khayaldarpan.info