Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dollar City - Screenings

Dollar City - Screenings

1) Workers Film Festival - Periyar Thidal, Chennai - 1 May 2016
2) Kaleidoscope -Madurai, 18 May 2016
3) Bangalore Film Society 27 May 2016
4) Lens - Madurai 8 June 2016
5) Lady Doak College, Madurai  28 June 2016
6) St.Joseph's College, Bangalore - 8 July 2016
7) Samvada, Bangalore - 9 July 2016
8) Discovery Book Palace, Chennai - 16 July 2016

9) Pen Thozhilalar Sangam - Chengalpattu - 24 July 2016
10) Arul Anandhar College, Karumathur - 26 July 2016 - with Shit.
11) MCC, Tambaram - 26 July 2016
12) Christ College, Bangalore - 30 July 2016
13) Panuval Book Store - 6 August 2016
14) Chennai Freethinkers - Discovery Book Palace - 7 August 2016
15) Tirupur Short Film Festival - 21 August 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dollar City

Dollar City
Dir: Amudhan R.P.
77 min; Tamil with English subtitles; 2016; Documentary
Produced by Raj Kajendra

Tirupur aka Dollar City, well known for its thousands of export oriented garment hosiery units and millions of migrant workers, symbolizes a development model where the state machinery, exporters, small and big entrepreneurs, commission agents, trade unionists and workers converge to prioritize export and to earn dollars by ignoring, marginalizing and eventually breaking the laws that protect the environment and workers’ rights.
The film provides an inside view of a successful economic system where there is connivance and consensus between the masters, mediators and the workers, where the ambitions and loyalties collapse, where the rights become a privilege, where duty becomes an opportunity and where one’s desperation is another’s prospect.
The fact that there has not been a workers’ strike in Tirupur in the past 20 years, as proudly expressed by an exporter in the film, can be seen as classic example of the Gramscian idea of manufacture of consent.

Camera: Amudhan R.P.
Editing: Amudhan R.P. & Thangaraj
Music: RaGa
Research: Pushpa Achanta
Stills : Bharathi Vasan
Subtitles: Meghna Sukumar, Mini Hari & Sara Abraham
FreeFall Films

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Research Article by Shweta Kishore on my film Seruppu

Research Article by Shweta Kishore on my film Seruppu, published in Senses of Cinema

"Amudhan RP is best known for his films about caste and social discrimination – Shit (2003) and Notes from the Crematorium (2005) – as well as his trilogy about the anti-nuclear movement in Southern India – Radiation Stories Part I, II and III (2010–12). Based in Chennai, Amudhan is the founder-organiser of the Madurai Film Festival and the Chennai Film Festival on Democracy, and has established an informal network with grassroots people’s groups to screen documentary films beyond the metropolitan circuits"

Follow the link to read the article : Ethics in Indian Social Documentary Film and Practice