Pravin Mishra

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Pravin MIshra

Pravin Mishra (born 1975) is an Indian award-winning filmmaker, painter, and newspaper columnist based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India.[1]

His animated short film "Dharamveer" won the national critics award at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) in 2004.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born as the youngest of six siblings in Murshidabad, West Bengal in India. He painted number-plates of vehicles and billboards during his school days.[1]

He obtained a bachelor's degree from the Government College of Art & Craft at the University of Calcutta and later received a post-graduate degree in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.

Films[edit]

His first film was an animated short called Dharamveer, which raises the issue of communal violence in the backdrop of Gujarat 2002. This film was his diploma project at NID.[3] His next film Azadnagar & Gulamnagar, about bonded laborers in India, won the best short film at the Ahmedabad International Film Festival.[4]

He also directed the music video for Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh called "Ye Kaisi Aazadi Hai" about the right to social security in India.[5]

His film The Killing Fields of Gujarat is about the politics of fake police encounters in the state of Gujarat.[6]

Art exhibits[edit]

His solo exhibitions were held at the Hutheesing Visual Art Centre in Ahmedabad.[7], Visual Art Gallery in New Delhi and Epicentre in Gurugram.

In 2010, CNN-IBN profiled him in its series on vision for India 2020.[8]

Along with a group of his students he created a mural on a wall in Ahmedabad depicting the city’s diversity.[9]

He conducts art workshops in design schools across India.[10]

Pravin is an Associate Professor and Director of the Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) program at MICA, Ahmedabad.[11]

Politics[edit]

In 2007, he ran for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Gujarat from Maninagar against the incumbent Narendra Modi.[12]

Writing[edit]

Pravin was a weekly columnist for the Ahmedabad Mirror from June 2010 to October 2014. He has written for the Times of India,[13][14] The Quint[15] and The Print.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The fresh blood - Indian Express". www.indianexpress.com.
  2. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  3. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  4. ^ "Film fest kicks off today, to feature NID alumnus film". 25 June 2009.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ RightToBeHeard (1 February 2013). "Pravin Mishra tells the truth about fake encounters in Gujarat at Right to be Heard platform" – via YouTube.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "News18.com: CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  9. ^ pravin mishra (13 July 2009). "THE AHMEDABAD WALL" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Art brings 'West' to 'East' at MGIS". 25 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Core Faculty - Pravin Mishra". MICA.
  12. ^ "List of candidates" (PDF). eci.nic.in.
  13. ^ [3][dead link]
  14. ^ "Article Window". epaper.timesofindia.com.
  15. ^ "Pravin Mishra on The Quint". The Quint.
  16. ^ "Pravin Mishra, Author at ThePrint". Theprint.in. Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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