IIHS announces an urban centric film and photography course

The Indian
Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a national education institution, has
announced a short course on ‘Ways of Seeing’- an urban centric film and
photography course.

Course sessions are designed to help participants
effectively use the visual language to communicate and showcase different
aspects of the city. The five day course aims to explore the relationship
between creating images (still or video) and the city we live in. This course
will enable the participants to create distinct content, irrespective of their
disciplinary background.

The course is open for those who are interested in
filmmaking and photography. It especially appeals to those who work on urban
issues and ideas, and need to use the audio-visual medium in their work such as
NGO/ Civil society workers who may want to produce their own campaign or
advocacy films, Social Researchers, Architects, Designers, Journalists and

The faculty for the programme includes Subasri
Krishnan, head of IIHS media lab and alumna of Mass Communication Research
Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia who has been an independent film-maker for the
past 9 years.

Yashodara Udupa, is another other faculty member of
the course who has scripted and co-directed numerous short films, worked on the
release, distribution and sales of an independent feature film and edited a
feature length documentary which won the National Award for Best Investigative
Film in India. Her work has included films on health, decentralized waste
management in Bangalore and at IIHS she’s working on a film exploring the
flower market in Bangalore as the site of livelihood, tradition, economy and

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