Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Screening: Punches n Ponytails

Punches n Ponytailsa film on women boxing in India (74 min/ 2008)
by Pankaj Rishi Kumar
Synopsis: The film is a journey into the sweet science of boxing being practiced by two Indian women. Using cinema verité style and shot over a period of two and half years, the film articulates the boxer's concerns and share experiences and ideas about their future.
on Saturday, 11th October, starting 6.30 pm

About the Director: Graduating from Puneʼs Film and Television Institute in 1992, and specialising in Film Editing, Pankaj was assisted editor on Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen. After editing documentaries and TV serials, he made his first film KUMAR TALKIES. Subsequently, Pankaj has become a one man crew producing, directing, shooting and editing his own films.(Pather Chujaeri, The Vote, Gharat, 3 Men and a Bulb). Pankaj was awarded a Asia Society fellowship at Harvard Asia Centre (2003). He was a TA at the first Asian Film Academy (Pusan)

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