Film Screening

Film Screening: ‘Madras Matters’ – Aug. 19, 2016

Venue: Gallery Sri Parvati , 28/160 Eldams Road, Chennai 600 018
Time: 6.30 p.m.

Two documentaries ‘Golden Flute’ and ‘Kamadhenu’ will be screened celebrating the city’s two well-known artists, Alphonso Arul Doss and Veera Santhanam, directed by Gita, city based painter and film-maker.
The screening will be followed by interaction with the artists.
Golden Flute
Running time : 30 mts. Language – English 2014

Professor Dr. Alphonso Arul Doss graduated from the Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras in 1957 and taught painting in the same institution for many years and retired as its principal. Alphonso has been the recipient of numerous awards including the National Award in 1988. His works are part of many galleries and art collectors all over the globe. He has held several one-man shows in India, USA, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Bangkok.

Running time : 40 mts. Language – Tamil , subtitled in English 2016

Born in Kumbakonam in 1947 and trained in fine arts in the 60’s, Veera Santhanam’s paintings are highly influenced by Tamil culture and aesthetics. He is the recipient of many awards including the National Award and the President’s award. A multifaceted artist, he dons many roles as an actor, writer and social activist.

About the director:

Gita is a painter and independent film-maker based in Chennai. She has over 15 films to her credit on contemporary Indian painters. Filmography includes prominent painters of the Madras Art Movement like Rajavelu, Alphonso Arul Doss, Suriyamoorthy, Vidyashankar Sthapathy and Perumal.

Organised by Gallery Sri Parvati. Contact Ph: 24353341, 9884075453

Film Screening: Gudiyam Caves – Documentary in English – Aug. 21, 2016

Date: Aug. 21, 2016
1st screening – around 4 PM
2nd screening – around 5 PM
3rd screening – around 6 PM

Venue: Tamil Virtual Academy, Anna University Campus, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kottur, Chennai 600025
Admission free.

The Gudiyam rock shelters located in Thiruvallur district where Stone Age people and their culture thrived many thousands of years ago. This documentary reveals some surprising facts about the archaeological findings and geological formation of this rock shelters. Attention is drawn through this documentary on Gudiyam Rock Shelters starting from 19th century to the recent developments.

Robert Bruce Foote, father of Indian prehistory, found a stone axe accidentally in Pallavaram (Chennai) in 1863. That was the beginning of Indian prehistory search journey.

Ramesh Yanthra created a documentary on Gudiyam Rock shelter ( in 2015 and screened it in CANNES FLIM Festival in 2015.

RootWalk (, involved in heritage awareness creation, is proudly facilitating the screening of Ramesh Yanthra’s documentary on Gudiyam Caves first time for public in Chennai.

Contact: A.S.Srinivasan, Email:
Mobile: +918939041234  0r
Ramesh Yanthra, M.F.A., Email:
Mobile: +918754506484

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