Screening – Celluloid Man

Projects / Jul 7, 2013

NFT3, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XT

A still from Celluloid Man

Winner of two National Awards for 2012 from the Government of India, the documentary is about the life and work of legendary film archivist PK Nair.

Sunday – 7th July, 2013 – 2:00 PM

To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, we held a London Premiere of Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s award winning documentary, Celluloid Man.

Celluloid Man – Poster

On 7 July 1896, a screening of six short films by the Lumière brothers took place at the Watson Hotel in Bombay. On this auspicious date we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema with the screening of an award-winning documentary on the life and work of legendary archivist PK Nair, founder of the National Film Archive of India.

We were delighted to welcome PK Nair and director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur to discuss Celluloid Man with Lalit Mohan Joshi of the South Asian Cinema Foundation. There was a Q&A after the screening.

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