Anand Patwardhan to screen award-winning documentary ‘Reason/Vivek’ at St Aloysius College

Internationally acclaimed film about escalating radicalization in India to highlight the annual media fest of PG Dept of Journalism of Journalism and Mass Communication, St Aloysius College (Autonomous).

Mangaluru, Karnataka ( PR Submission Site ) March 1, 2019 – Renowned activist filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, known for his insightful, hard-hitting documentaries, will be in Mangaluru for a screening and discussion of his 2018 documentary ‘Reason/Vivek’ on March 10, 2019 at St Aloysius College, Mangaluru.

Ever since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, ‘Reason/Vivek’ has been receiving major attention for its analysis of the tumultuous changes enveloping the nation coinciding with the rise of ultra-nationalist and militant right-wing forces in India. Reason/Vivek also won Best Feature-Length Documentary at the 31st International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, in November 2018.

The sprawling 261-minute, eight-chapter narrative discusses burning issues like death of leading rationalists and thinkers, radical organisations and their methods, upper caste resistance to dalit activism, evils of manual scavenging incidents in institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Hyderabad and University of Allahabad.

Like most of his previous films, Patwardhan is actively present in the film as the linking element and is, as usual, confrontational and questioning. ‘Reason/Vivek’ sees the filmmaker step out into the streets on his quest to probe the hardliner agenda.

The intention of the PG Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication, St Aloysius College is to raise awareness against violence and extremism. “At a time of rising fundamentalist violence against minorities and dalits, we feel this opportunity to view a film documenting these atrocities and discussing with the filmmaker is a need to raise awareness in youth,” says Dr Melwyn Pinto, HOD, Dept of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Event details:                                                                                                                   

DateMarch 10, 2019
Registration: 10:00 am onward (Rs 100 per seat )
Screening Timing:


Parts 1-5 from 11:30 AM to 1:45 PM

Lunch Break

Parts 6-8 from 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Followed by discussion at 4:00 PM

Venue: 6th Floor, LCRI Block, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore
Online Registration (Rs 100 per seat )

For details contact:
Mr. Vishal Nayak
+9199864 21658
St Aloysius College