In the world of identity politics a new movement of non-binary has emerged, but what does it all mean? Our perceptions of gender have been somewhat “long” formed, however when we break down the roles assigned to our social ideals of how genders must assume to behave, we start to get to grips with a human tendency that could become a pitfall for civilization as a whole. In todays show we meet with film maker, educator and activist Pradipta Ray to discuss more about how she views the world and a fascinating idea that disrupts the social fabric.
About Pradipta Ray:
Pradipta Ray is a queer filmmaker, painter animation artist and educationist based out of Mumbai. A fine art graduate from Govt. Art College, Kolkata, and an alumnus at National Institute of Design, Pradipta is a regular visiting faculty at her alma mater. She is a guest lecturer at the SRH Berlin School of Design and Communication, Berlin.
As a filmmaker, Pradipta has written and directed three short films; Raat Baki (2011), Eidi-The Gift (2014) and Guy Next Door (2015). Her first short film Raat Baki (The Night is Young) has been widely screened in various international film festivals and has also bagged the Riyadh Wadia Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the KASHISH- Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (2012).
Her debut exhibition of paintings “Devi” at Café Tilla Ahmedabad, in 2019 was much widely
appreciated. In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown she designed and animated the title and
stories for Daan Sthapana by Devdutt Pattanaik, streaming on Sony LIV.
As a Pre-Production expert, Pradipta has Designed designed looks for several feature films and TV commercials. This includes research (costume, environment, etc.) and style development and
Visualizationvisualization.She has worked as a Production Designer for feature films like Love Wrinkle Free (2012) and ZOO (2018). Pradipta is widely known for her work as the chief visualizer/ Storyboard Artist for Bollywood blockbusters such as Rang de Basanti, Heyy Babyy and Kambakth Ishq. She has directed and designed numerous animated promos for MTV, Star TV and AXN
including pilots for Devlok, telling stories on Indian mythology in collaboration with
Devdutt Pattanaik and Amar Chitra Katha.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
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