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RK Hegde Chair Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change

Date & Time

Tuesday Tue, 1 Nov 2022


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Kannada | 92 minutes | 2020 | English subtitles

The film is a meditation on the act of walking through the lives of three principal characters: Kumar, a photojournalist, Neelu, a salesgirl in a shoe shop and Amaresha, an elderly prisoner. The camera records the everyday experiences of the three characters, the minute details they observe, and their sense of time and place. Moving between dream and reality, the film is an exploration of the inner and outer landscapes they encounter.

The screening will be followed by a discussion between the director, Babu Eshwar Prasad and Chandan Gowda.


Babu Eshwar Prasad


Babu Eshwar Prasad trained as an artist, completing his graduation and post-graduation in painting and printmaking in the early 1990s, the latter from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University, Vadodara. He has held several exhibitions since 1996. Apart from painting, Prasad has sustained a deep interest in exploring other media like sculpture, sound, photography, and above all video and film. His short videos have been screened at various venues. In 2014 Prasad made his first feature film ‘Gaalibeeja’ (Wind Seed). A self-financed Kannada film, ‘Wind Seed’ was selected for the NFDC Film Bazaar, Goa in 2014 in the rough cut stage and upon completion has been shown at Jio MAMI, Mumbai Film Festival, Bangalore International Film Festival, 3rd San Francisco South Asian Film Festival, and FilmColumbia festival. ‘Hariva Nadige Maiyella Kaalu’ (A Running River is all Legs) is his second film.

Chandan Gowda

RK Hegde Chair Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change

Chandan Gowda is Ramakrishna Hegde Chair Professor of Decentralization and Development at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. His areas of research include Indian political thought and modern Kannada literature and cinema. Besides academic publications, he has translated Kannada fiction and non-fiction into English. He has compiled and edited The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader and A Life in the World, a book of autobiographical interviews he did with UR Ananthamurthy. At present, he is completing a book on the cultural politics of development in the old Mysore and co-translating and editing Daredevil Mustafa, a book of short stories by the Kannada writer, Purnachandra Tejasvi. He is also a columnist with Deccan Herald.