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Gujarat This Week: Film Screenings in French, Speech with Artist Sajid Wajid Shaikh, and More

Ahmedabad has a lot to offer this week, including several film screenings in French, Arabic and Japanese, an exhibition at CEPT University, two art exhibitions and a Bengali festival.

2022 CEPT Excellence Awards Exhibition

About the event: The exhibition as well as the Excellence Awards to enhance excellence in teaching and learning at the University. It is also intended to recognize and celebrate the best student work, produced as part of studio units each semester, and identified by a special jury appointed by the University. A total of 11 individual student projects and 5 studios were recognized for their excellent work. Additionally, the top three student projects will receive an additional cash prize from the CEPT Gujral Foundation Excellence Awards.

Venue: Lilavati Lalbhai Library, CEPT University

Organizers: CEPT University

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: Inauguration and awards ceremony – September 12 (Monday), 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition – September 13 (Tuesday) – September 26 (Monday), 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Roubaix, Une Lumière – film screening (French)

About the event: A crime drama that premiered in the competition section of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The plot takes place in the working-class town of Roubaix, a commune close to the Belgian border. Yacoub Daoud, a police chief finds himself in the middle of a brutal murder of an elderly woman, demanding answers, where everyone in the neighborhood is a suspect.

Venue: French Gallery, Alliance Française Ahmedabad

Organizers: Alliance Française Ahmedabad

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday), 7:00 p.m.

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Speech with Sajid Wajid Shaikh

About the event: Sajid Wajid Shaikh, self-taught multidisciplinary artist based in Bombay, will talk about his work using images, through which he pushed his viewers to observe the “overtly” visual aspects of the “underlying” message, through unconventional mediums. He explores the dichotomy between perception and reality through his practice. The artist extends his practice through graphic media, street art, performance and sculpture.

Location: Arthshila Ahmedabad, Ambawadi

Organizers: Arthshila Ahmedabad

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday), 6:30 p.m.

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“Waves 98” – movie (Arabic)

About the event: At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival awarded the Palme d’Or for short film, directed by Lebanese filmmaker Ely Dagher, live action short film, based in Beirut, Lebanon. Disappointed with his life, the discovery of Omar draws him into the depths of the city. Immersed in a world so close and yet so isolated from his reality, he ends up losing track and finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of belonging.

Location: Arthshila Ahmedabad, Ambawadi

Organizer: Arthshila Ahmedabad

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday) – September 11 (Saturday): from 11:30 a.m.

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A Radiant Life – film (French)

About the event: A 2013 short film, set in 1952, in the city of Marseille, a city in France. The city received its first occupants, eighty civil servants with war indemnities, who had come from the four corners of France. Upon arrival, couples explore the location, facilities and space allocated to them, responding to the new habitat with its uniqueness and detail.

Location: Arthshila Ahmedabad, Ambawadi

Organizers: Arthshila Ahmedabad

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday) – September 11 (Saturday): from 11:30 a.m.

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All About Lily Chou-Chou – Movie (Japanese)

About the event: A 2001 film, known for its visuals, is about Yuichi, an eighth grader and reveres Lily Chou-Chou, a Bjork-like singer whose music is lush and transcendent. Yuichi only lives for Lily Chou-Chou’s big concert in Tokyo, where lies and violence can be washed away by the presence of his goddess.

Venue: Club O7, Shela, Ahmedabad

Organizers: Film Society Ahmedabad

How to Attend: Book through Film Society Ahmedabad Instagram or Facebook messengers

Date and time: September 11 (Sunday), 12:00 p.m.

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The Journey Within – art exhibition

About the event: An art exhibition by Kakoli Sen which she says is ultimately the journey itself, leading to a deep sense of joy, love and soul contentment. It is organized by Nayana Soparkar.

Location: 079 Stories, Rajpath Club Road, Bodakdev

Organizers: 079 stories

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday) – September 30 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

You Are The Mind – art exhibition

About the event: An art exhibition, curated by Nayana Soparkar, shows how human beings live their lives based on their perceptions by Ami Patel. He adds through his art how humans translate their own beliefs and experiences into work and behavior.

Location: 079 Stories, Rajpath Club Road, Bodakdev

Organizers: 079 stories

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday) – September 30 (Friday), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Goa @ 60 – a celebration of the liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule

About the event: Experience authentic Goan cuisine, music, dance and culture through a variety of live events. Enjoy Goan bands like The Kilxs, Steel and Goan Dance Troupe dance performances. The famous face of Goa Carnival, King Momo will also be featured.

Location: Nexus Ahmedabad One Mall, Vastrapur

Organizers: Government of Goa

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 9 (Friday) – September 11 (Sunday)

bengali festival

About the event: Come and enjoy Bengali cuisine, like mishti doi, Bengali sweets and other Bengali products like Shankha Pola, sarees and more.

Location: Tuli Chants, behind Seema Mall, Anandnagar Road

Organizer: Tuli Songs

How to attend: Free admission

Date and time: September 10 (Saturday) – September 11 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.