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SWA: SOURCE WITHIN aka INNER WEALTH

SWA: SOURCE WITHIN
INNER WEALTH

Revealed to the Rishis (sages)
through vibrations...
and for us, a mystery to be lived

the Upanishads,
quintessence of spiritual wisdom on human existence
and its relation to the cosmos

the Taittiriya Upanishad reveals
the invisible thread to the “Source Within”

SWA: the ‘Self’ is metaphorically hidden
in a multi layered 5 sheath formation
of interlocking caves

we lose touch
with our true subtle selves,
when we identify with
a fluctuating mind
and the multiplicity
of a manifest reality

the film explores a vision...
to experience and merge
with the Universal Absolute;
is the culmination of Inner Spiritual Wealth

we need to be at peace
with ‘Wholeness’

thus in our lucid states of meditation...
our consciousness experiences
a joyful sharing of the same space
as the ETERNAL INFINITE;

an eternal infinite, that supports all mutations...
the effortless sublime state of ‘Samadhi’

we are enlightened...
as the film, elevates human consciousness

NinaSugati SR
Shivdasani Rovshen
Copyright 2021

  • NinaSugati SR Shivdasani Rovshen
    Director
    'Chhatrabhang' aka 'the Divine Plan' FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin Film Festival - 3 short films All Award Winners and screened at Museums - Imageography Seminal CineArt Films 'Breaking Ground' 'Hope No One's Listening' 'World of All Intelligence' 'Feature Film 'Wholeness Yet Remains: Chhatrabhang with Prologue and Epilogue'
  • NinaSugati SR Shivdasani Rovshen
    Writer
  • NinaSugati SR Shivdasani Rovshen
    Producer
    'Chhatrabhang' aka 'the Divine Plan' FIPRESCI Award at the Berlin Film Festival
  • Sarvapriyananda ji
    Key Cast
    "Sutrakar (Narrator)"
  • Vivan Rovshen Dayal
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    3 hours 12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Full Frame H264
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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Director Biography - NinaSugati SR Shivdasani Rovshen

DIRECTOR'S FILMOGRAPHY

CINEART FILMPOEMScopyright
AcclaimedSEMINAL WORKS of IMAGEOGRAPHY
OriginatorWorldwide

Recently:2020-2021
3 FilmPoems
curator:NancyAdajania
LondonCamdenArtCentre-OnLine
“Zigzag Afterlives” 1960’s&70’s India

Recently:May 2021 shown atJehangirNicholsonArt Foundation–ChhatrapatiShivajiMuseum
“An Exploded View” OnLineCurator:NancyAdajania
Invited to present myVision,amongst prominent FilmPersonalities–KumarShahani, AshimAlluwalia,AkbarPadamsee of ‘Syzig’

BREAKING GROUND - Completed
1971 Imageography 15mts16mmColour
9 year old black girl,
wants to find herIdentity &way ofLife
PrintAcquired:CALARTS California,
NationalArchivesIndia
Award:WashingtonDCFstvl

Screened:PasadenaArtMuseum,Egg&Eye,LA
NCPA,NFDC,NehruPlanetarium

HOPE NO ONE’S LISTENING - Completed
1972 Imageography 15mts16mmColour
four emotionally InterconnectedWavelengths;
victims of a TechnologicalSociety
PrintAcquired:CALARTS USA
&NationalArchiveIndia
Award:BellevueFilmFstvl,Washington
ChicagoInternationalFilmFstvl
Screened:LosAngelesFilmInternational,
Egg&Eye NFDC,NCPA
A WORLD OF ALL INTELLIGENCE - Completed
1972 Imageography 3mts16mmColour
6 layered philosophical,opticalPrinter,liveAction, animationFilm–from ChildhoodInnocence to Young-oldMan,to laughter&Life’sVicissitudes
Screened:NCPA,NFDC

SOMETHING ABOUT TRANSFORMATION

& RE DISCOVERY-THE BANANA LEAF-Completed
1972 PoeticDocumentary5mts35mmColour
from the BananaLeaf to BejeweledThaali ofGreed...
voluntarily returning to SimpleLife

of BananaLeafMeals: 

Essence ofthe IBMComputerChip

CHHATRABHANG or THE DIVINE PLAN - Completed
1975 Imageography 80mts16mm&35mmColour Author,Director,Producer,Concept,Editing, CinemaLanguage; DOP,ArtDirector,SoundDesign
on caste and rural relations – a POETIC ANALYSIS WITHIN the FABRIC of theFILM, of how EcoPosition, and SocialStatus, enable PoliticalClout–through the conscientisation of a real VillageWoman,&others; while making theFilm

the first IndianFilmDirector to receive:International FIPRESCI Critic’sAwardBerlinFilmFestival1976
MaharashtraStateAward:BestFilm1976
MilestoneLandmarkInnovativeFilm:
History ofCinemaLanguage&Form
Invited:CannesCritic’sWeek

Locarno
CarthageFilmDays

MIFFMumbai
2004OpeningFilm:ExperimentaBritishCouncil Mumbai,Delhi
Invited:Screened:FilmHuisDenHague,
BestIndianCinemaExperimenta
FigueroDeFozPortugal


Invited:SpecialScreening:LandmarkFilm

11th IAWRT AsianWoman’sFestvl2015Delhi
Mannheim
PrintsAcquired:NationalArchiveIndia

&ArsenalBerlin;
Screened inTheatres for 12 years as a Classic-Austria,Germany,Switzerland

MostraInternational delFilm d’Autore,SanRemo

Tehran

Leipzig

Grenoble&FemmesMediaParis
InternationalFestvl:Woman’sFilmsNY
Festival:IndianFilms–4thTriennaleCouncil CreativeArts,Delhi
Tashkent,USSR

Stratford,Ontario
Included:Encyclopedia:IndianCinema
Rajyadaksha,Willemen
1976InternationalJuryCarthageFilmDays
Purnam Evavashishyate–Wholeness Yet Remains
(Chhatrabhang withPrologue andEpilogue) Completed
Imageography 1hour35mtsHD16mm35mm

a Study of &Inspired by the Upanishads;
toTransform this DailyTerrestrialVision...
into SpiritualEnlightenment
in the advent of TrueLiberation

SWA: SOURCE WITHIN
aka Inner Wealth - Completed
Dec 15th 2021 Imageography 3hrs 12mts 17sec
(Interval at 2hrs Optional)
HD 1080x1920 CineFullFrame,Digital
Inspired by the Taittiriya Upanishad
Explores andUnravels the InvisibleThread

that leads us to the SourceWithin,our InnerWealth
with SwamiSarvapriyanandaji and MostImportant others, who enhance and live theConcept

DIRECTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

Born May 15 1946 Yog Siromani
Married w one child and one grandchild

Education
1973 MFA Master of FineArts
Independent Film&Video Direction Production
CALARTS California Institute ofthe Arts
Mentor: TerrySanders
Studied with DonLevy,
KrisMalkeiwiez, JulesEngels, SandyMcKendrick, RobertNelson, SaulLandau,
PatO’Neil,
StanVan derBeek and Others

1970 BFA with Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting and BA joint curriculum
Arcadia University, Philadelphia
Dean’sList
Editor in Chief: Yearbook
Gargoyle DesignAward: Literary Magazine
SpruanceDaumier ArtAward
UnitedNations ModelProgram
Studied with BentonSpruance, JackDavis,
DeanGillette, JeanFrancksen, RuthLehrer

1970 Whitney Museum NY
Awarded: Independent Study PaintingFellowship

1967 School of VisualArts
Photography A Grade

1967 Advertising Art Director: Young & Rubicam NY

1966 1965 Visualizer: Paul Klemptner NY
Visualizer: Shilpi Advertising
Winner of CAG Award: Airline Cargo Campaign
ArtDirector’s Award: Whisperjet Campaign

1966 Sir J J Institute of Fine&AppliedArt
Intermediate Diploma

1953 – 63 Cathedral & John Connon School
SeniorCambridge FirstDivision Principal’s Prize: best
All Round Leader
Swimming & Gymnastics Championships, Biology Prize

1990-2000
Workshops and International Conferences:
MohileParikh Centre for the VisualArts

amongst other Workshops
Xavier’s VideoWorkshop
Invited to participate in VIEW – Vision Exchange Workshop –
 AkbarPadamsee’s NehruFellowship -
PaintingWorkshop: KC College 24 Artists
on 3 canvases

Exhibitions
Painting, Imageography, Photography
Solo & GroupShows
 NGMA,
50 years of Art
since India’s Independence

Cymroza ArtGallery

Chemould ArtGallery

NehruCentre – HarmonyShow

GroupShow of Artists
for a Sustainable World

Metal Sculpture ‘the Oggling Octopus’
(jointly by Nina SR
and Anushka
at MaxmuellarBhavan)
StudioExhibit (first of its kind)

“ from Tranquility to Transcendence”

Paintings in Many ArtCollections
Prince of WalesMuseum – JehangirNicholson’s Collection of ContemporaryArt,

BharatBhavan MP
Wipro, Azim Premji
Air India
Mahindra&Mahindra
TajGroup of Hotels
Lady &Sir Walton; UK Composer of ‘La Mortella’
and many, many others
Studio: Mumbai,

also represented by Cymroza ArtGallery

Originator of the Contemporary Abstract Miniature Painting (Abstract Realism)

Presently in Process; Working on several digital films, Painting, and Commerce aspects of work

Consulting, Mentoring, Counseling

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Director Statement

Director’s Statement

my entire film making APPROACH,
in all humility, is unique
I CHOREOGRAPH the IMAGES and SOUND
with my camera, during the process
of Cinematography

sometimes, I have a Hypothosis,
a Concept or a brief Outline
Most truth can be elicited from what and how I film

I ensure that my AWARENESS
and Consciousness is optimum

The ENERGY GRAPH of the film,
and Screenplay Graphics (rather than subtitles)
are developed during the Edit,

I decode the images and shape
the whole as close to the truth, as possible

…discovering anew, what my film is really about

If it differs from what I thought originally,
I modify it accordingly
Thus I arrive at the inner lives of the characters,
rather than an ego driven perception

the UPANISHADS inspire my work
I draw parallels with the unmanifest of the Upanishads and the manifest
of our everyday realities…
the two are ‘miraculously’ interlinked

IMAGEOGRAPHY of which I am the Originator,
is the specific Genre that forms
the foundation of my CineArt

The GEOGRAPHY of the framed space,
and how I move within it, is a LANGUAGE
of its own…giving meaning and signifance
to the choices that reveal and satisfy

Based on the hypothosis
that ‘Shrutis’ vibrations of intrinsic truths,
received by the Rishis during meditation; Dhyan
exist everywhere and in everyone;
Individual Soul and the Universal Absolute

We do not have to search …
We just need to be acutely aware
with all five senses
in a wholistic manner…
poised in the NOW,
where truth miraculously emerges

As a film maker, I am most concerned
with our ability to mutually interconnect

to apply knowledge in the spiritual realm,
as we go from darkness and ignorance
to the light of PURE CONSCIOUSNESS
…toward an existence, more
integrated and enlightened

NinaSugati SR
Shivdasani Rovshen
Copyright 2021