As part of the ongoing Vivan Sundaram’s retrospective, KNMA organised a screening of the film 'From Santhal Family to Mill Re-call' (winner of Best Long Documentary at MIFF 2018 ), directed by prolific filmmaker RV Ramani. The film traces the interdisciplinary project '409 Ramkinkars' initiated and conceptualised by Vivan Sundaram in collaboration with many practitioners, and was first hosted at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) in 2015. The project is a re-take on the work and times of acclaimed modernist sculptor Ramkinker Baij (1910-1980), and was in collaboration between theatre practitioners, writers, artists and actors. Ramani brings his own readings and cinematic gaze to this highly referential project.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art aspires to become a space where film enthusiasts can get a taste of meaningful cinema in the company of likeminded people. This engenders an environment apt for ideas to brew and develop into thought provoking conversations. This confluence of creativity is sustained by frequent screenings of films that are otherwise absent in the mainstream circuit. Works of eminent filmmakers on lives of artists, sociopolitical issues as well as films by modern and contemporary Indian artists exploring their surroundings with a critical discerning eye are part of the gamut of movies that are screened at the museum.