Bangalore International Centre had arranged the screening of a film “Family Album” by Ms. Nishtha Jain, on Friday, 31st August, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Ms. ArundhatiGhosh, Deputy Director, India Foundation for the Arts was present to interact with the audience.
The documentary film “Family Album” was based on the role of family photographs in the construction of heritage and memory. The film wasset in Kolkata and had an ode to the warmth, sense of humour and the extravagant sense of story-telling that Kolkatans have. Their fondness for a sense of history was visible on their families’ ancient photographs.
The film focused on the women in general — mother, grandmother and great grandmother. While tracing their family histories, a view of how women in India have changed over the years was depicted in the film
It was a brilliant film that depicted an oral presentation of history and stories through photographs. The subsequent interactive discussion was marked by the spirit of nostalgia which the sepia-coloured film evoked amongst all.