Experience short films and videos by filmmakers and artists from India and across the globe, whose films align with the United Nations sustainable development goals. The films and video shorts have been curated by Ashok Vish with New Art Exchange The works include abstract videos to fiction to non-fiction documentaries to animation that represent the human condition in the context of our beautiful planet in crisis.

The films have been categorized as follows:

GOALS ENVISIONED: FILM SHOTS | 15th December, 2017 | 2:00pm, 6:00pm

This series of film/video shorts looks at the human condition in relation to the well-being of body and mind. Session 1 showcases the work of the following artists:

Debjita Dhar, India

Vishal Kumaraswamy, India

Romicon Revola, India

Surekha Sharada, India

Ashok Vish, India/USA

GOALS ENVISIONED: INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES | Saturday, 16th December, 2017 | 3:00pm

This series of film/video shorts explores our societies at large, and the many interactions across cultures and communities. Session 2 showcases the work of the following artists:

Vinodh Baluchmay, India

Billy Dosanjh, UK

Bharat Mirle, India

Kajal Nisha Patel, UK

Jagrut Raval, India

GOALS ENVISIONED: SUSTAINABLE FUTURES | Sunday, 17th December, 2017 | 10:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

This series of film/video shorts presents the current state of affairs and envisioned future possibilities. Session 3 showcases the work of the following artists:

Peter Barnard, UK

Buren Collective, Belgium

Oliver Husain and AGO Youth Council, Canada

Savyasachi Anju Prabir, India

Hannah Raisin, Australia

Cynthia Wong, USA/Malaysia

This project responds to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health & Wellbeing, Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities and Goal #13: Climate Action


Ashok Vish is an artist whose practice includes work in film, video, and photography. Vish lives and works in Bangalore, India. Apart from his individual art practice, he is also the program coordinator at 1 ShanthiRoad Studio/Gallery. Born in Missouri, USA and raised in India, Vish earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following graduation, he moved to Chicago and worked in consulting and marketing for three years before returning to school to study film production at New York University. Vish’s interest lies in exploring the relations between human emotions and public and personal interests across various media, which affords him the opportunity to investigate the relation between the imagery of fictional worlds and the conditions of reality. His oeuvre broadly deals with social inequalities and the human condition in both personal and public contexts. In both his filmmaking and photography, Vish analyzes the world through the lens of personal politics. His overriding objective for all of his projects has been to create narratives, whether linear or abstract, that, in turn, open up spaces for greater engagement between audience and art, between viewers and characters/subjects, because doing so helps to bridge the seemingly wide chasms that separate “us” from “them”.

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