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DIGITAL BURHWAL | i-Doc | Now Online

DIGITAL BURHWAL | i-Doc | Now Online

June 3, 2017

We started with a belief that the camera must breathe through the environment it is filming and should therefore allow the viewers to participate in the events. Today we take another major step: Initiating the process of gamification in our media content to motivate audience engagement. DIGITAL BURHWAL is an interactive documentary that allows people […]

Embracing Multi-Linear Tracks in Doing & Presenting Research

Embracing Multi-Linear Tracks in Doing & Presenting Research

May 27, 2017

In an attempt towards further embracing multi-linear tracks in doing research and to engage in participatory, co-creative collaboration, I am now working on an Interactive Documentary that allows us to have a little more performative engagement than just being an audience. It also enables the user-interactor to enter into a dialogue with all the material collected […]

Online release of our new film Ropani | रोपनी (Bhojpuri film w/subtitles)

Online release of our new film Ropani | रोपनी (Bhojpuri film w/subtitles)

February 28, 2017

Espírito Kashi presents Ropani, a portrait film. In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. This ethnographic film by Rajat Nayyar is about an intimate encounter with Aaji, who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoon and has worked in the paddy fields for 40 years. The research explores the space and music in which she dwells and […]

Trailer released for our upcoming film ‘Ropani’

Trailer released for our upcoming film ‘Ropani’

February 19, 2017

A minute long trailer for our next film ‘Ropani | रोपनी’. Synopsis: In Bihar, ‘Ropani’ is a woman who sows paddy. The film is a portrait of Aaji who becomes ‘Ropani’ during monsoons every year in Burhwal village. She is also the dwelling place for the local goddess. The film will have its premiere at the South […]

Participating at SAGSC, UChicago

Participating at SAGSC, UChicago

February 2, 2017

Founder, Rajat Nayyar will be going to Chicago to participate in the upcoming The University of Chicago conference on 23rd & 24th Feb’17. Theme: Materials in Focus: Working across Media and Methods in South Asia. Will be screening my upcoming film ‘Ropani’ (portrait film on Aaji who has been sowing paddy for 40 years in Bihar) and will also […]

Farewell to our team member, Rajat Madan

Farewell to our team member, Rajat Madan

January 3, 2017

Our important team member, Rajat Madan (Social Entrepreneur), has to leave us for an opportunity to be a Zila Swachh Bharat Prerak, a Tata Trust initiative.. He started out with us in 2015 with a commitment to create a self-sustainable business model for Espírito Kashi. His contribution does not just end at bringing the seed fund; […]

Exploring emergent visual technologies and participatory methods in engaging with rural communities of India and their cultural landscape. Co-creating not only with the people in the field but also with our viewers through interactive media.

July 15th, 2017 – Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experiments (EASA Network) Workshop, Lisbon | I-Doc ‘Digital Burhwal’ | Event Link
June 9th, 2017 – FLASP: Learning by Doing Research in Anthropology, Universität Bremen, Germany | I-Doc ‘Digital Burhwal’ | Event Link
March 29th, 2017 – The Acoustics of Dwelling WORKSHOP, SIEF 2017, Germany | ‘Arrival of Devi’, a sonic manifestation | Event Link
February 24th, 2017 – 14th South Asia Graduate Student Conference (SAGSC), University of Chicago | Screening of ‘Ropani’ | Event Link
September 30th, 2016 – 5th International Festival of Ethnological Film „KRATOVO 2016“, Macedonia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
September 27th, 2016 – VI International Festival of Audio-Visual Anthropology, Moscow – Russia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
July 20-23, 2016 – EASA 2016 Conference, Milan – Italy | Screening of ‘Crossing a River, Losing a Self’ | Event Link
May 4th, 2016 – UChicago Center in Delhi | Screening of ‘Janeu’Event Link
April 26th, 2016 – Symposium “Word Power” | University of Tartu, Estonia | Screening of ‘Janeu’ | Event Link
October 9th, 2015 – 5th International Conference of Young Folklorists, Viljandi, Estonia | Screening of ‘Vivah Samksara’
May 22nd, 2015 – Student Ethnographic Film Festival, Zadar – Croatia | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’
March 18th, 2015 – Centre for Women’s Studies & Development, Banaras Hindu University | Screening of ‘Jakari’
November 27th, 2014 – The Institute of Musicology, Münster University, Germany | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’
September 21, 2014 – International Seminar on Indian Feminism in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh | Screening of ‘Vivah Samskara’

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