DocuClub in June!
Our June DocuClub will take place on Wednesday, June 9, 7 p.m., at DCTV, located at 87 Lafayette Street (at Walker; take N/R/Q/6 trains to Canal).
We will be showing a rough cut of "Building Bridges" by Anand Kamalakar. The documentary follows a group of students from a New York City public school who travel to India. They journey across three cities performing as a band, staying with families and encountering all that India has to offer, they come to realize and understand the true meaning of love, friendship, discomfort, humanity and respect. This documentary takes you on an up-close personal colorful journey, revealing the complex and controversial nature of globalization and what it means beyond consumerism.
Director Anand Kamalakar is a Brooklyn-based documentary film director/editor. His documentary "A Match Made in Calcutta" won the Best Film award at the Mumbai International Film Festival, in 2002. The film was broadcast across Europe and Canada. He edited the series American Roots Music for PBS, and edited and executive-produced the feature-length documentary "Heart of Stone," winner of an Audience Award for Best Documentary at Slamdance. Kamalakar has also edited numerous films for The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, New York Times Television, and the networks CBS, NBC and ABC. He was a creative consultant on the Academy Award-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels."
Director of Photography Sachidananda is a cameraman from Bangalore, India, whose primary work has been in the regional feature film industry. He has worked on a several feature films and television projects in the Kannada language.
Our moderator will be Jennifer Merin, who has written about film for 20 years. She currently covers documentary film for About.com, is the film critic for Womenâ€™s eNews, and edits Women On Film, the online journal of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a nonprofit professional organization of which she is the President. Merin also reports on film and cultural matters for Westwood One Radio Networkâ€˜s morning drive news magazine, â€œAmerica In the Morning,â€ and for Around The World Radio. She has been a regular reviewer and interviewer for New York Press, and has contributed to TheReeler.com. She has worked as newswriter/editor for ABC and CNN, and reporter for NBC. Her ongoing weekly column about culture and travel has resided at the Los Angeles Times and Associated Press, among others, and is currently distributed by ArcaMax Publishing. Merin served as a juror at the 2009 IDFA, and is a juror for the 2010 Golden Trailer Awards. She holds an M.F.A. from New York Universityâ€™s Tisch School of the Arts, and has taught at the University of Wisconsin and University of Rhode Island, lectured worldwide for the U.S. State Department and conducted workshops in New York City correctional institutions.
Admission is free for current DocuClub members and $6 for non-members.
For this screening, only DocuClub members need to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our previous screenings have sold out and although admission for non-members is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Membership is an annual $50 and it includes free admission to all DocuClub events. It takes five minutes to join online: