Celebration of Father Roberge’s legacy today
A group of filmmakers will revisit the life and works of Father Gaston Roberge, considered a doyen of film studies in Calcutta, at a virtual assembly on Sunday.
The Jesuit priest-turned-film academic died on August 26. He was 85.
St Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association has organised the webinar on the life, works and legacy of Father Roberge. He had founded Chitrabani, a centre for film studies, with the help of Satyajit Ray, in 1970, as an extension service of St Xavier’s College. He remained its director till 1996. Father Roberge taught in the film studies department of St Xavier’s College.
Shyam Benegal, Goutam Ghose, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Buddhadeb Dasgupta will be part of the webinar, organisers said. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee will moderate the programme.
The webinar is scheduled at 6.30pm on September 6, Sunday. “It will be telecast live from our Zoom ID and official Facebook page for greater outreach,” a member of the alumni association said.
What: Webinar on the life, works and legacy of Father Gaston Roberge
When: Sunday, 6.30pm
Where: Zoom and Facebook page of St. Xavier’s College (Calcutta) Alumni Association
Participants: Shyam Benegal, Goutam Ghose, Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Buddhadeb Dasgupta, moderator Saibal Chatterjee