11 to 14 August, House of World Cultures

THURSDAY, 11.08.2005

6.00 pm Opening Exhibition
“Scattered Wholes and Chosen Bits”
by Sun-ju Choi, curator, Berlin and Anke Illing, photographer, Berlin

8.00 pm Welcome note by an EU representative
and Book Release “Import Export – Cultural transfer between India and Germany, Austria” Presentation, Discussion and Talk with authors and editors

Film Programme:
10.00 pm “Star Biz”

by Merle Kröger and Dorothee Wenner, Germany 2005, 80 min

FRIDAY, 12.08.2005

10.00 am – 2.00 pm Symposium
- “Limits of Authenticity: Hindutva’s European entanglements”

Speaker: Sumit Sarkar, Professor of History, Delhi
Respondent: Erhard Haubold, journalist, Berlin

- “Multimedia lecture: An outsider’s inside view or an insider’s outside view – changing media perceptions of India 1957-2005”
Speaker: Navina Sundaram, TV correspondent, journalist and filmmaker, Delhi/Hamburg
Respondent: Harun Farocki, filmmaker, Berlin

3.00 pm – 6.00 pm Panel Discussion “The virtual second generation”
excerpts from a research project, talk with founders of “”; Participants: Urmila Goel, Mareile Paske, Navina Khatib and Thomas Steller from Viadrina; Bijon Chatterji, founder and chief editor of, Amit Dasgupta, Indian Embassy, Berlin

Film Programme:
8.00 pm “The Eschnapur Heritage”
film lecture by Meenakshi Shedde, Bombay and Vinzenz Hediger, Berlin

10.00 pm Late Night
Party in collaboration with Club Deewane, Berlin (tbc)

SATURDAY, 13.08.2005

11.00 am – 6.00 pm Symposium
- “Message in a Dabba: How India wards off the threat of globalization”

Speaker: Vinay Choudary, cultural observer, conspiracy theorist and screenwriter
Respondent: Mark Siemons, journalist FAZ, Berlin (tbc)

- “Star Biz – Multimedia Presentation of a documentary journey through globalized times”
Speakers: Merle Kröger and Dorothee Wenner, Berlin
Respondent: Vinzenz Hediger, film scientist, Ruhr-University, Bochum

- “Civil Society and Development Aid: The Politics of Responsible Engagement”
Speaker: Shobha Raghuram, director of the India Regional Office of the Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Bangalore
Respondent: Susanne Schultz, political scientist, Berlin

Film Programme

7.00 pm “Wanted! A Patriot”
by Navina Sundaram, Germany 1971, English subtitles, 44 min
and “From Here to Here”
by Madhusree Dutta and Philip Scheffner, India / Germany 2005, Video, 45 min
Discussion with the filmmakers

10.00 pm “Nayakan / The Hero”
by Mani Ratnam, India 1987, 35mm, Hindi / Tamil with English subtitles, 155 min

SUNDAY, 14.08.2005

4.00 pm Panel Discussion
“Cross Cultural Networking: Import Export”
; Participants: Madhusree Dutta, Bombay; Angelika Fitz, Vienna; Merle Kröger and Dorothee Wenner, Berlin a.o.

Film Programme:
2.00 pm “Prem Sanyas / Die Leuchte Asiens”

by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai, India/Germany 1925, 35 mm, silent, b&w, English intertitles, 96 min

6.00 pm “The Animal Next to us”
by Michael Wörgötter, India/Europe 2005, 70 min
Discussion with the filmmaker

8.00 pm “Purab aur Pachhim / East and West”
by Manoj Kumar, India 1970, b/w + col, original format: 35mm (due to non-existence of a subtitled filmprint, this film will be shown as english subtitled DVD), 187 min


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