Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Rabindranath Tagore and a new business model of film

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up
into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action -
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."

From the English Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (1912), the main work for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

Apparently you will not find any link between this wonderful piece of poetry written by Rabindranath Tagore , the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and a new business model of film.
But if you will read about "The Shyama model - A commercially viable film business model based on Free and Creative Commons licensing" you will understand how Obhi Chatterjeen was inspired by the spirit of Tagore in creating a new way of financing movies.
Plus The Hollywood Reporter's note : 'Shyama' gets fresh distribution spin / Dance musical available at users' preferred price

And also don't forget to watch another indian free story :)
Sita Sings the Blues
"Sita" had its premiere at Berlin in February 2008, where it won a Silver Bear, and had its U.S. premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009.

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