In my association with Lightcube for more than a year before I moved to US for graduate studies, I had the opportunity to work on coordinating Dhenuki Project as well as immerse myself into an enriching learning experience. Traveling to the hinterland for film screenings as part of Dhenuki, capturing varied narratives of people, delving into their cultures and social lives left me more inquisitive every time. I could see the enormous potential of this project especially when I reflected on it through the lens of my scholarly discipline, sociology.
Lightcube had also been a very inclusive space for me. Each film screening be it a private screening, animation film festival or art festival, each discussion that went along with it provided me freedom to carve out a space for myself. I especially cherish my conversations with Suraj and Anuj at multiple occasions about deeper underpinnings of a film and or in general, social discourse.
This objective of engaging with diverse outlooks through a visual culture beyond mainstream landscape makes Lightcube distinct, a much-needed insurgent in the field, as a sociologist would say.
Hoping to connect with Lightcube again soon!