Selected films by Prof. Shanti Thakur screen in Lang Auditorium, April 23

On Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00PM, Professor Shanti Thakur will screen selections of her work in fiction, experimental and documentary modes, followed by a Q and A moderated by Professor Andrew Lund.

flyer for 'Red Tulips' and 'Sky People'

Red Tulips, A Story About Forgetting (2012, 14 min. fiction) In a magical world where memory lasts only a few hours, James learns the only thing he really needs to know.
Winner: Best Narrative Film, Columbus International Film Festival, Remi Award, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival

Sky People (2009, 13 min., fiction) A lyrical satire on class in New York City, 21 different characters race to be a “sky-person”, the elite one percent who live above the 13th floor.
Winner: Best Experimental Film – LA Shortsfest, Best of the Fest – Chicago REEL Short Film Festival, Best Narrative Film – University of Film & Video Association, Platinum Remi Award: Experimental Film – Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, Best Narrative Film – Columbus International Film Festival

Seven Hours to Burn (1999, 9 minutes, experimental-documentary) The filmmaker explores her Danish mother’s and Indian father’s experiences of two different wars based on ethnic/religious purity.
It’s the turbulent 1940’s: Nazi-occupation in Denmark and Hindu/Muslim riots affect two teenagers’ worldview.
Sundance Channel, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, winner of 10 awards.

Circles. It’s About Justice. It’s About Healing. (1997, 15 excerpt from 58 min, documentary) An intimate journey on Native American justice in the Yukon. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Broadcast in 13 countries.