On the occasion of the exhibition Indian Highway, MAXXI is offering rich programme of events running in parallel with and expanding upon the show. MAXXI B.A.S.E. is hosting a screening of the trilogy by the multiple prize-winning Indian director Anand Patwardhan, a documentary filmmaker frequently censored in his homeland but internationally renowned for his work investigating themes of social commitment and political activism.
Saturday 3 December 2011, 17.00
Screening of the film Father Son and the Holy war (India, 1995)
MAXXI B.A.S.E. multi-purpose hall – free admittance
Father Son and the Holy War (1995) was voted in 2004 as one of the fifty most memorable documentaries of all time by DOX, the leading European film magazine specialising in the documentary genre. The film tackles the issue of whether the psychology of violence against “the other” common to religious fanaticism, in India too, might be linked to male insecurity and the incessant search for virility.
Duration: 120 minutes
Saturday 14 January 2012, 17:00 War and Peace (2002)