Film Club

Bharati College Film Club was instituted as a distinct extra-curricular society in August 2013. It is open to all students of the college,To this effect, it has evolved a comprehensive policy of multi-lingual and multi-genre screenings of mainstream and parallel cinema and documentaries on a regular, weekly basis. Accordingly, an eclectic variety of movies Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Udaan and Life of Pi being some of the most well-received ones were screened every Friday for much of this academic session.and includes a faculty coordinator and a core committee of four student representatives President, Vice President, Secretary and Joint Secretary from all three years. It aims to educate and empower students by analysing the medium and probing into various issues

which it puts into the public domain, and to creatively employ the cinematic medium for pertinent interventions on socially relevant issues.In collaboration with the Public Services Broadcasting Trust, PSBT, a week-long documentary film festival was also organised in the third week of September 2013 on a range of topical issues. Two texts were screened every day, and respondents from the Departments of English, History and Political Science chaired the screenings throughout the week.

Debates and a poster-making competition were also held on the sides of this event. Future plans include systematising Club screenings, organising interactions with directors and scriptwriters, creating a lending library of DVDs, and widening our reach beyond the college. A major project is the production of a short film on the everyday life of a common girl being managed by Club members; we hope to release the same by the beginning of March 2014. Lastly, we also aim to inculcate an in-house culture of critical thinking amongst Club members by embarking upon a series of reading sessions amongst the same.