23rd May 2015, Saturday
Gyaan Adab Centre premiered its first film ‘The World in a Story’ on 23rd May 2015, Saturday.
Both myths and legends have a common base somewhere. Stories of yore that have been passed on from generation to generation have to have an origin. The film attempted to rediscover the common heritage through which these tales have found their voices.
The collection came from far-flung places on Earth- the Native Americans, Mayans, the Bhils and the Inuits, among others. Also, it included live footage from last year’s Story Tour which had stories like ‘How the Crow brought light to the Inuits’ and ‘The Quest for Cleverness’. The accompanying music composed and performed by Deepak Bhanuse added to the charm that was the evening.
These stories were drawn from ‘Folk Ways’- the archives of Randhir Khare, who has for the last four decades travelled extensively, collecting stories and song-poems from traditional communities. Though these stories come from diverse sources, one could easily find the fascination to know more, to realize one’s roots and be immersed in one’s culture.
After the screening, Mr. Merchant launched the film. In the end, the message was wide-spread and clear, as Mr. Khare states in the film: “We belong to the same heritage and due to time and circumstance, have fallen away from each other.”