An Archaeology of Sound film programme: A Supplementary Country Called Cinema – Cinema Akil


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An Archaeology of Sound film programme: A Supplementary Country Called Cinema

Organised by Nida Ghouse and Surabhi Sharma
October 29 - November 6, 2021 at Cinema Akil

Is sound supplementary to the image in cinema? Does it have to be? Or can sound and image each have their own volition while sharing the space and time of the film? Comprising fiction, documentary, and experimental cinema from the mid-twentieth century to the present, this film programme traces the arrival of sound reproduction technology to the Indian subcontinent and its continued reverberations into the present. 

Framed in pairs, the film screenings are accompanied by a series of talks by film scholars and sound designers who respond by asking what it could mean to listen to cinema, not just to its sound but to its images as well.

The screenings will be presented at Cinema Akil from Friday, October 29th to Saturday November 6th, 2021. The program is presented by Alserkal Arts Foundation in collaboration with Cinema Akil, with support from Goethe Institut.

For more information on the public talks, head over to alserkal.online

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