14th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2012 6,7,8 Dec 2012; Madurai

14th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2012
6,7,8 Dec 2012; Madurai

Organized by MARUPAKKAM 
In association with
Visual Art Centre, Madura College;
Vellaichami Nadar College;
Department of Folklore, Madurai Kamaraj University;
Mannar Thirumalai Nayakkar College;
Yadhava College, Madurai

6 Dec 2012; 10 am 
Hotel Premnivas, Melaperumal Mestry Veedhi, Town Hall Raod, Madurai

Chief Guests: Anjali Monteiro and K.P.Jayasankar

Inaugural film:
Dir: Yaasib Vazquez
Mexico; 29 min; 2011; Documentary; Spanish with English subtitles

A visual essay on the life of the Zapotecan community, who have a very close relationship to the earth, in the village of San Francisco Canojos in the Sierra Juárez, southern Mexico. Children are taught not to stomp on the ground, spit or otherwise insult the earth, because the earth (or Yuban) is alive. The voice-over speaks in greater detail about the community's ancient customs, traditions and sayings, which are often characterized by an awareness of everything the earth gives to humans. Images of the impressive environment pass by as in a dream - the mountains bathed in sunlight or shrouded in thick mist - and we also observe life in the village as the inhabitants prepare for their annual carnival celebrations.

Screenings venues:

Mannar Thirumalai Nayakkar College 6 Dec; 2 pm
Madurai Kamaraj University: 7 Dec; 10 am to 1 pm
Yadhava College 7 Dec; 10 am to 4 pm
Vellachami Nadar College 8 Dec; 10 am to 1 pm
Madura College 8 Dec; 2 pm to 5 pm (Closing ceremony)


Amudhan R.P.
Festival Director
Madurai Film Festival


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