Screening of: Horn Please
Saturday, February 8, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
2215 NW 2nd Avenue
Presented in partnership with New World School of the Arts and Miami International Film Festival, Horn Please is a documentary film from first-time directors Shantanu Suman (graphic designer) and Istling Mirche (producer).
Produced by Talkies Films (Mumbai), Horn Please is a documentary that encapsulates various aspects of an age-old folk art form of India — the Truck Art, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India, incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and some unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colourful journey of diverse cultures and beliefs of the country. The designs painted on the trucks do not merely stand for aesthetic purposes, but they also attempt to depict religious, sentimental, and emotional viewpoints of the people related to the truck industry.
This documentary focuses on the origin of truck art and its evolution since then. And also how it influences not just the world of art, but also the lives of its artists and the truckers who interact with it on a daily basis. Largely, it investigates on whether the once-accepted type of art as a unique form of expression, will survive the test of time in this era of capitalism.
Horn Please will be presented at NWSA Artseen, New World School of the Arts’ BFA studios and exhibition space, located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Film screenings will begin every 30 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. with the final screening begining at 8:30 p.m.