The film “The Advocate” directed by Ms. Deepa Dhanraj was screened on 20th June, 2008 at 6 PM in the Auditorium of Bangalore International Centre.
The film is based on the human rights and civil liberties movement in India. It is part biography and partly history of the times attempts to document the remarkable contribution of Mr. K G Kannabiran in challenging the Indian State to uphold the rule of law in institutions of Governance, justice and political praxis. Spanning the period from 1968 till 2005 the film tries to cover his landmark cases, his work as Secretary to Tarkende Committee and the Bhargava Commission. The narration, the documentation, the depiction, the editing – everything about the film was superb.
A select audience watched the film with rapt attention and later participated in a lively interaction presided over by Ms. Ammu joseph.