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Retrospective of Saratchandran’s films

We invite you for

A man with a 1000 dreams: Remembering C Saratchandran
(A retrospective of Sartchandran’s films.)

Venue: Centre for Film and Drama,Millers road , Bangalore
Date: 8th May, Saturday
Time: 4.30pm – 8.30 pm

C. Saratchandran (1958 – 2010)

A civil rights activist and a documentary film maker, C Saratchandran has been an inspiration and a great support for all individuals and organizations that screened issue-based documentaries across the country. He has reached out to many, both through the medium of films and with his most democratic personal politics.

Throughout his life, Sarat has shown us the significant role a film maker plays in social change and how powerful a camera can be as an agent of such change. Untiringly he had screened documentaries throughout the length and breadth of Kerala about several socio- political issues.

Educated at M.G College Thiruvananthapuram and Dharmadam, Saratchandran was part of a movement against emergency. He learnt film making from John Abraham and G Aravindan. He started documenting social struggles in ’80s and was often involved in the struggles he set out to document.

We invite you to be a part of this programme in solidarity and remembrance of an environmentalist, activist and film maker who has a body of work that will live on forever. The screening of the following films made by Saratchandran as a part of an evening of remembrance and dedication to the life of Sarat.


Time: 4.30 pm – 5 pm
Chaliyar… The final struggle (1999)
Dir: P. Baburaj & C. Saratchandran
35 mins/ English

A river, her people and a factory that gobbles all precious natural resources and pollutes the land lives, form the principal characters of this video film.

Special Mention, MIFF 2000
The Bronze Tree Award, Vatavaran 2002

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm
Thousand Days and a Dream (2006)
Dir: P. Baburaj & C. Saratchandran
77 mins/ English

On the four and a half years old anti-Coca Cola struggle in Plachimada, Kerala. Perhaps, no other agitation in recent times in Kerala has attracted national and global attention like this one. The film captures the spirit of the struggle, traces the history and discusses the several issues raised by the struggle. It also documents the poignant moments of the struggle and shares the dreams and sorrows of some of the active participants of the struggle.

10th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) Indian Jury Award Winner.

Time: 6pm- 6.15 pm

Tea break

Time: 6.15 – 6.45 pm

Remembering Saratchandran – friends of Sarat sharing their memories
Time: 6.45 – 8.30 pm

Your’s Truly John (2008)
Dir: C. Saratchandran
100 mins / English subtitles

A video essay on the many faceted life of John Abraham, the film maker. Over 50 of his friends and close associates speak about him and discuss his films and creative life. This documentary brings us closer to the person who lived the life on the edge, through reminiscence of those who were close to him

Organised By
Vikalp Bengaluru, Pedestrian Pictures, Maraa, Bangalore film society, Grass root media, PUCL(K),PDF, Alternative Law Forum , SICHREM, Vimochana, Samvada, Environment support group, Samanatha Mahila Vedike, Karnataka Janapara Vedike, Sthree Jagruthi,

For further details Contact Deepu- 9448367627, Sushama Veerappa- 9845766808 ,Johnson Rajkumar -9886126064

  1. May 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I dont get who u people r ….I got this blog while searching about CERTIFIED UNIVERSAL and Avjit Mukul Kishore, a film i watched yester day which make me shame on me. It was an experince which i dont forgot…..
    From ur about us page i got nothing
    can please say about ur self?
    Are u from ftii?

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