This virus has made us realize that no matter how intelligent we think our species is, in the end, we don’t rule. We bow down to the forces of nature and owe our lives to it. We’ve heard alarms of caution time and again of the catastrophic effects of human activity. Yet never paid heed to it. Maybe this time we’ll let our egos and greed take a back seat.
Content creators from all across the world are spreading messages that open our eyes and minds to this reality. We curate one such film here that struck a chord with us. ‘The Tiniest Piece of Shit’, by Pan Nalin, Pavan Bhat, and Amrit Maghera makes us ponder, who, not what, the virus may be.
2020 has got all of us imagining a life far far away from home. Everything we do now is an attempt to break the monotony of life. Not being able to be on sets, filmmakers, and our tribesman, Parthiva Nag also decided to challenge himself by doing something new. And the outcome is his maiden animation film that’s a mood.
A less than 2-minute watch, this beautiful animation film has several subtexts that make it a wholesome experience in all.
Closet musician and business incubation consultant Philip Thomaz aka Goga strums this melody with his 4/20 crew Tipsy and Tacky. Hope you’ve got all the ‘essentials’ in place to roll this special melody at your own sweet joints with your own crews remotely! Check out the lyrics and the musical 🎶 notes as shared for musicians & creators alike to make their own blazed renditions to this melody!
Winged visitors, conversations in silence, and moments between every hand wash; Ichigo Ichie is a quarantine film composed of many stories that intertwine, mingling, separating and uniting again in breathtaking poesy. A visual journey by independent filmmaker and freelance cinematographer, Ashok Meena, of creative communication outfit, Studio Ainak, tune in to be transported to a world that is both familiar and alien at once.
If you could stop time for just a second, what would you do? A visual, musical account of a man and his otherworldly powers, Ghut by Bangalore-based music producer Akshay Ramuhalli aka BTRPT and Nikhil Bejai is a time-bending exploration of life, ancestry and the supernatural. Tune in for more!
Watch filmmaker Jessica Sadana’s short “Haal Faqeeran Da” based on the legendary Punjabi poet Shiv Batalvi as she blurs the line between documentary and fiction. Shot a few years ago, when she was pursuing filmmaking at FTII, the short reimagines an exploration of Batalvi’s poem to explore the themes of journey, life and romance. Batalvi’s message is a reflection of contemporary times as he always questioned the very idea of home. A byproduct of partition, his poem reveals the pangs of a forlorn lover separated by destiny, much in the reflections of those seeking love in the times of social-distancing. Tune in!
Join filmmaker Siddharth Chaudhary, as he weaves a tale of dreams and resilience from the Gulling School in the Pin Valley of Spiti. A tale of dreams both large and small, which remain unsullied, even in the face of harsh weather and unforgiving temperatures. Join us, as we venture into a world of snow and ice, of avalanches and storms, where curious, determined minds are nurtured, and dreams are born.
Thousands of Indians, both children and adults, came out responding to the Climate Strike held between the 20th and 27th September. Filmmaker Ron Bezbaruah was in Dharamshala and caught all the action on lens. Here’s the film from Ground Zero in Dharamshala in this edition of ‘TheVibe Curates.’ Tune in!
In this edition of TheVibe Curates, we bring to you the true desi hip-hop spirit as seen in Cartel Madras’s latest music video titled ‘Goonda Gold’ from their forthcoming EP ‘Age of The Goonda.’
Tune into the real mysticism of Guwahati through the lens of filmmaker Prakash Vaidyanathan as he gets covering the festive fervour of Durga Pooja in this edition of TheVibe Curates. (Disclaimer: Viewer discretion advised).