Monitor 1

SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre)

2005, 77:20 minutes, colour

TAPECODE 1053.00

SAVAC launches its first annual program of international short film & video, titled Monitor. The program features the best in new contemporary South Asian film & video including experimental, documentary, and narrative works under 30 minutes.

Monitor 1 was curated by Jane Kim and first shown January 23, 2005 at Camera Bar and Media Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Pavitra Wickramasinghe,
Untitled Displacement Series #2, Canada, 1:00, 2003
Konstantin Bronzit,
The God, Russia, 5:00, 2003
Tejal Shah,
I Love My India, India, 15:00, 2003
Nurjahan Akhlaq,
Flight, Canada/Pakistan, 10:00, 2003
Ramchandra P.N.,
Heart Troubles of Ramchand Yavathmal Tirchinapalli Azamghar, India, 5:00, 2003
Renata Mohammed,
Coolie Gyal, Canada, 7:20, 2004
Angad Bhalla,
U.A.I.L Go Back, Canada/U.S.A, 22:00, 2003
Dishad Husain,
Holly Bolly, UK, 12:00, 2004

Monitor, SAVAC’s annual experimental film and video program showcases new and innovative work by artists from Canada and internationally. Monitor has carved out a unique place in Canada over the last decade. It has drawn participation from a growing community of international artists, curators and critics, initiating and extending dialogues around the shifting nature of South Asian politics, economies and landscape, through film and video.

Still credit: Nurjahan Akhlaq,
Flight, Canada/Pakistan, 10:00, 2003.

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