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THE GARGA ARCHIVES

The second cycle of the Archives, which exist as a testament to the life of a seminal, 20th-century cineaste, B.D. Garga

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Lightcube is an independent, non-profit, cultural organisation that designs new systems and creates opportunities for peoples to engage with various image forms in a critical capacity, inducing a sense of inquiry across demographics.

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An ode to cinephilia - an online film journal

THE DHENUKI PROJECT
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THE DHENUKI PROJECT

Transforming villages through cinema

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FORBIDDEN LOVE
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FORBIDDEN LOVE

An attempt to understand the agony of queer individuals living in a culture that prioritises heteronormative love

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Visual Art & Culture

Visual Art & Culture

The world is extremely visual - large billboards, screens, small mobile devices - a visually polluted environment. Lightcube helps individuals locate the meanings of these visuals, decode and synthesise them, while also creating programmes that help practitioners and image-makers to contemplate deeper. Our research focusses on contemporary issues around visual culture and to democratise the production and dissemination of visual arts.

Education

Education

Through the medium of cinema and visual story-telling we engage young minds in colleges and schools. Lightcube conducts cinema workshops, imparting image literacy in informal settings - providing adolescents with the necessary tools and understanding to comprehend the world around them. Lightcube also employs cinema as a medium of alternative learning for adult populations that may not have access proper learning environments.

Preservation

Preservation

Cinema's history is full of significant films that have been lost forever. Lightcube actively pursues the aim to preserve materials that have historic and cultural value. Though we are a small organisation, we have made a reasonable collection of film related material, old magazines, posters. We have recently made available to the public, a digital archive of the writings, letters and photographs by late Mr. B D Garga, a prominent film historian of India.

Community Development

Community Development

Lightcube uses cinema to engage communities and provide means and training for communities to articulate their concerns. Lightcube reaches out to remote communities enabling them with the ability to express themselves and exert their identities in the visual landscape, making them a part of the larger narrative. The Dhenuki Cinema Project also aims to address latent issues within these communities by introducing new ways of thinking.