Kalira Atita (Yesterday’s Past)

Director

Nila Madhab Panda

Showtimes

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:00am
Sat, 04/10/2021 - 12:00am
Sun, 04/11/2021 - 12:00am
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 12:00am
Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:00am
Wed, 04/14/2021 - 12:00am
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:00am

Cast

Pitobash Tripathy

Special Notes

The South Asia Program will host a Zoom webinar Q & A on Friday, April at 10:30am ET with director Nila Madhab Panda that will be moderated by Professor Neema Kudva (CRP). Use this registration link.


Release year/country

2020/India

Format

Virtual

Runtime

1 hr 23 mins

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National award-winning director Nila Madhab Panda’s first Odia film, Kalira Atita (Yesterday’s Past), is based on true events and was shot on location in Satavaya, a cluster of seven villages on India’s east coast that have been engulfed by the sea as a result of climate change and rising sea levels. The film follows Gunu, a disillusioned young man from Satavaya village, who travels restlessly towards death, memories of a past cyclone propelling him into the eye of one that is coming. Hoping to reunite with his lost family, he returns to his village, five days before the cyclone, to find that it is now under water. Gunu’s struggle to survive the fury of nature is a portrayal of emotional trauma and human triumph. Kalira Atita was selected by the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for its prestigious Panorama section.  
 
Cosponsored with the South Asia Program and the Tata Cornell Institute.

Filmmaker Bio

Nila Madhab Panda is an Indian filmmaker and producer with over 70 films and documentaries to his credit. He is known for making films on the issues of climate change, child labour, sanitation, water issues, etc. He is known for the film I Am Kalam which won a National Film Award and also 34 international awards. His film Jalpari received the MIP Junior award at the Cannes Film Festival. He has also received a Padma Shree Award in 2016 for his contribution to the Indian cinema. Kalira Atita had its international premiere at the 28th Prague International Film Festival (Febiofest), was selected for the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, for its prestigious Panorama section, and was the recipient of Best Odia film, National Award, 2021. 

In Odia. Subtitled in English. 

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