Way Back Home (British Council, July 7, 7 pm) Supriyo Sen’s “personal film about Partition” has won the BBC Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2nd Commonwealth Film Festival in Manchester. Catch its screening, with Mrinal Sen (picture above) as chief guest.
We shall overcome... (Nandan 2, July 8, 6 pm) An evening for Pete Seeger fans — a video message from the legendary folk singer; Suchitra Mitra to release Seeger’s book We Shall Overcome and 200 other songs; screening of video documentaries Where have all the flowers gone and We Shall Overcome. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is chief guest at the function.
What my heart wants to say (Gareth Gates) Crescendo Music has launched an Express Yourself contest in town to promote the pop star. The “best instinct” expressed will be awarded with a chance to join Gates’ birthday bash and his live concert in Thailand. The Gates gang needs to log into [email protected].
The Faber Book of Exploration (Edited by Benedict Allen) This anthology of worlds revealed by explorers brings to life what it feels like to walk off the edge of the known world and to emerge dazed, dying, yet triumphant. Through those who have set off into “the unknown” and returned to bring the unknown back to their people.