GUWAHATI, Sept 8 - Award-winning documentary filmmaker Pankaj Butalia is visiting Guwahati on September 11. He will attend an interactive session with journalists on the same day. The programme is scheduled to begin at 5 pm at the Guwahati Press Club.
Once an acclaimed table tennis player-turned-professor of economics at Delhi University, Butalia is today more known as a serious filmmaker.
Till date Butalia has made thirteen documentaries and one fiction film. Most of his documentaries have been screened extensively throughout the world.
His first documentary titled When Hamlet Came to Mizoram (1989) received appreciation from the connoisseurs of art. The creative journey for Butalia continued with Moksha, Cat�s Concert, A Matter of Light, Karvaan, Centrestage, Manipur Song etc. His first feature film titled Karvaan, was screened in Amiens, Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam, Belgium, Hong Kong, Turkey, New Delhi and Calcutta film festivals.
Butalia�s documentary titled Assam - a landscape of Neglect, will be screened at the Vivekananda Kendra here on September 12 at 6 pm. The audience may also interact with the filmmaker after the show, which will be moderated by Xonzoi Borboa, assistant professor, TISS and Urvashi Butalia, well-known activist and writer.