ANNOUNCEMENT: Biopic on K.G. Kannabiran

Pedestrian Pictures is screening a part-biography, part-history film on K.G. Kannabiran, the human rights and civil liberties activist, at 5 pm on Saturday, 31 May 2008, at the IAT on Queen’s Road, Bangalore.

Titled ‘The Advocate‘, the 130-minute film, directed by Deepa Dhanraj, documents the contribution of Kannabiran, currently national president of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL), in challenging the Indian State to uphold the rule of law in institutions of governance, justice and political praxis.

Spanning the period from 1968 till 2005, the film tries to cover his landmark cases, his work as secretary of the Tarkunde Committee and the Bhargava Commission.