Is a collaboration between Prithvi Theatre and Vikalp: 'Films for Freedom', which began in February 2007. We screen a selection of documentaries and short films followed by a Q&A with the director or people familiar with the theme of the film.

Last Friday of every month at Prithvi House at 7 pm and a special screening once a year at Prithvi Theatre.

Entry to all screenings is free and on a first-come-first-seated basis.

Join the Vikalp@Prithvi group on Facebook for updates. Or email vikalpscreenings@gmail.com to receive monthly mailers.

About Vikalp -

Documentary filmmakers have borne the brunt of censorship, as was seen during the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2004. The then government knew that films on the Gujarat genocide and several others could embarrass it on an international stage, and censor certificates were suddenly made mandatory for Indian films. After filmmakers threatened to boycott MIFF, official censorship was withdrawn but a dubious selection procedure excluded some of the best new Indian films on communalism, caste, gender, sexuality and the environment. In response, Vikalp: Films for Freedom was born.

A collective of a large number of filmmakers was formed and the 'rejected' films were screened right across from the MIFF venue, while several filmmakers withdrew their films from MIFF and screened them at Vikalp, drawing packed houses everyday.

Vikalp believes that an assault on the freedom of expression is an assault on democracy itself. It has now transformed itself from a parallel festival into a movement. In Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and elsewhere, film screenings take place, some in the name of Vikalp, many with other names. Vikalp, in other words, is an uncopyrighted idea, an inspiration rather than an institution.