8th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival
26-28 August 2011, India Habitat Centre

14 documentaries (10 professional and 4 amateur) films showcasing various aspects of livelihood have been shortlisted from a total of 73 films that were submitted for the 8th JEEVIKA: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival to be held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 26 to 28 August 2011National Award winning filmmaker and Padma Vibhushan, Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan will declare the festival open and will give away the awards to the winners. Shri Ram Jethmalani, Lawyer and Member of Parliament will deliver the Keynote Address titled ‘Law, Liberty & Livelihood’.

The documentaries touch upon sensitive subjects such as surrogate mothers, security guards, tribal land issues. Apart from screening of the documentaries, there will be discussions, dance performance and a photo competition as part of the festival, for which entry will be free.

 Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival is organised by Centre for Civil Society, a public policy think tank based in New Delhi. The documentary festival is a part of the larger Livelihood Freedom Campaign ‘JEEVIKA’ which helps develop public policy measures to clear the path for livelihood freedom.

FRIDAY, 26 August 2011, 18:30-20:30, Stein Auditorium
Inauguration: Festival and Photo Exhibition
Nominations: Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2011 Awards
Dance Performance: Indian Film & Television Institute, Meerut
Introduction: Manoj Mathew, Director, Jeevika Festival
Welcome Address: Parth J Shah, President, Centre for Civil Society
Keynote Address: Ram Jethmalani, Lawyer and Member of Parliament
Message: Padma Vibhushan Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Malayalam Filmmaker
Presentations of Awards: 8th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary 2011
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SATURDAY, 27 August 2011, Gulmohar Hall
10:00 Sumangali Pravin Mishra
10:30 Made in India Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha
12:20 Defying Gravity Akanksha Saxena & Chandrika Deb
13:00 Brave New Medium Subasri Krishnan
13:40 Break
14:15 Law, Liberty & Livelihood Workshop
15:15 Budhan Diaries K. Harish Singh
15:50 Andhere se Pehle Ajay T G
16:35 Dekha Andekhi : Kal aur Kala Akash Kanthan
17:10 Whispers in the Night Sushmit Ghosh & Rintu Thomas
17:45 Dailogue with Documentary makers
SUNDAY, 28 August 2011, Gulmohar Hall
11:30 Love Song of the World Ishani K. Dutta
12:05 Platform No. 5 Vanaja C
13:40 Break
14:15 Street Economy Lok Sabha TV Production
14:55 A Dream Called America Anoop Sathyan
15:35 Koh – I – Noor Saikat Mallick
16:25 Amar Andrew Hinton
16:45 Jharu Katha Navroze Contractor
17:55 Presentation of Awards People’s Choice Documentary & Best Livelihood Photos
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