If you haven’t been able make sense of the Radia tapes episode, here’s Hum Logos – a 45-minute subtitled audio-visual that builds an epic narrative around how the corridors of power function in India. This reads better than most non-fiction novels – there are so many WTF moments that will make your jaw drop. Watch Hum Logos with a loved one, family or friend.

Official Description:
Act II / Hum Logos / 45 mins / 2012 / CAMP
Hum Logos is a film, based on the Radia Tap(e)s. These tapes have been described as essential listening for anyone wanting to be a journalist in India. Debates around the tapes and their authenticity have often asked whether they were edited or not, whether they were “spliced” or “fake”. This work asks instead, what further editing or rearrangement might do. Or what could we hear, in another composition. We are led to a different kind of experience from, on the one hand, voyeuristic bytes replayed endlessly on TV and on the other the “data” that has thus far become available. In the film, a broad spectrum of rhetorical devices: lies, cries, memes, schemes, pen drives, bad networks and family feuds, can be heard pulsing through the nervous system of Indian democracy.

Featuring: Niira Radia, Barkha Dutt, Ranjan Bhattacharya, Vir Sanghvi, NK Singh, Kanimozhi, Manoj Warrier, Ratan Tata, Senthil C, Srinath Narsimhan, Rahul Doshi, Rajathiammal, Chandolia, Tarun Das, R Raja, K Venugopal, Rashmi Pratap, Jehangir Pocha, Mukesh Ambani

All tapes with text at https://pad.ma/grid/title/radia&p

About CAMP
CAMP (camputer.org) is a collaborative studio founded in Bombay in 2007 by Shaina Anand, Sanjay Bhangar and Ashok Sukumaran. CAMP’s artworks and films are technically intensive and conceptually challenging, and have been exhibited around the world at major art venues in recent years. From their home base in Chuim village, CAMP are co-initiators of the online footage archive http://pad.ma/, the new cinema archive, the Wharfage project on the Indian Ocean, and a constellation of other projects, events and symposia they host. Their recent feature documentary From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf was awarded a jury special mention on its festival premiere at FID Marseille last month.

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