Samayara Chhaire [ FILM SCREENING]
June 1, 2017 I Utsha Library, Utsha Foundation For Contemporary Art, VR-39, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Artist: Shankhajeet De
Samayara Chhaire or “In the shadow of time is a feature length documentary film that explores the journey of Ravana Chhaya, the shadow puppetry form practiced in Odisha. It is popular for its interplay of translucent and dark shadows and the use of lyrical Odia poetic rendition of Ramayana. The film puts forward a persuasive voice of the present-day puppeteers reflecting upon the changes the tradition has undergone in the last 40 years in the name of keeping it alive.
The movie was screened at the Utsha Library and participants had an opportunity to meet and interact with the director Shankajeet De and the editor of the film Lipika Singh Darai.