Film screening: Leaving Home – the life & music of Indian Ocean by Jaideep Varma. Friday 22nd March 19:30

Leaving Home – the Life & Music of Indian Ocean

Director: Jaideep Varma

A full-length documentary film on the Indian music band Indian Ocean, directed by Jaideep Varma. It made history in 2010 by becoming the first documentary film in the history of Indian cinema to release nationally in theatres. Besides travelling to a few film festivals in India and abroad, it was the opening film at the Goa International Film Festival in November 2010 and at India’s 58thNational Film Awards, the documentary went on to win the Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film.

“As much about India’s most significant music band at the peak of its powers as about the fire that burns sometimes within the Indian middle-class to make a mark through expression.”

“You can’t get more basic than the acoustic guitar-bass-tabla-drums-vocal combo that the band uses. But the music Indian Ocean has created is a triumph of many confluences: Adivasi songs, Aramaic chants, Bangla folk, as vital and fresh as it was the day we first heard it.” Indian Express.

Screening 19:30 | Entry : Free

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