The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) has organised a documentary film screening on its campus here on Tuesday.

According to a press release, O Friend, This Waiting! is a film by Sandhya Kumar and Justin McCarthy about a group of love songs — Kshetrayya’s padams — and its Devadasi performers from 17th century south India.

It reflects the entwined fortunes of the padams by the wandering poet-musician and the women they were written for, while dwelling in the performance spaces of temples and courts of the Nayaka period.

Sandhya is an independent filmmaker and editor, who specialises in documentaries and experimental shorts, while Justin is a musician and dancer.

The screening, scheduled for 6 p.m., is open to all.

The audience will have an opportunity to interact with the filmmakers, who will be present.

For details, contact IIHS Bangalore campus, 197/36, 2nd main road, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore, 560080, or call Subasri Krishnan on 09910395629.

Screening of the documentary

‘O Friend, This Waiting!’ tomorrow

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