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“Mannu”: A documentary turns Munnar upside down

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  Srutheesh Kannadi Munnar has always been a place of attraction for tourists around the world because of the presence of the Western Ghats, climate and other geographical distinctiveness. The location plays a decisive role in maintaining the financial stability of the tourism industry of Kerala. Along with Alappuzha, Munnar also has a substantial contribution …

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Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Documentary Film Promo

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  Somnath Waghmare   Title of the film – Gail and Bharat Direction and Camera – Somnath Waghmare Editor- Deepu (Pardeep KP) Promo Editor – Shreemith N   Watch the film’s promo here: {youtube}t1CPxb8J8qk{/youtube}   For years, the mainstream media and academia in India have completely overlooked the struggles and agency of the Dalit-Bahujan people. …

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Documentary on Gail Omvedt-Bharat Patankar: An Appeal for Crowdfunding

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  Somnath Waghamare I am Somnath Waghamare, a documentary filmmaker and a research scholar at the School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Before this, I have worked at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. I am associated with the anti-caste, progressive and social movement in Maharashtra. I am interested …

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Somnath Waghamare’s ‘Battle of Bhima Koregaon: An Unending Journey’

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  Rohan Arthur Last week, I went to watch Somnath Waghamare’s film, ‘The Battle of Bhima Koregaon: An Unending Journey’ at Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. This was the second screening of the film, after the first being screened at FTII, Pune. The 50 minute documentary is only one part of the viewing experience. The post-film …

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The Death of Merit – Dr. V. Ajay Sree Chandra

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 Gurinder Azad On 27th August 2007,  V. Ajay Sree Chandra hanged himself in one of the hostel rooms of the famed IISc, hostel room number F002 to be precise, leaving his father and two younger brothers behind. Yet another prey to the brahmanical devil which lurks around to kill anyone it finds. It doesn’t discriminate …

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Jain Pizza ya Jehangiri Gosht? The Film They Don’t Want You To See

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  Nishant Roy Bombarde Two important events happened on Thursday, October 29, 2015. A 17 year old film festival in Mumbai rejuvenated itself with Kiran Rao at the steering wheel; from a connoisseur’s festival to a grand B-town affair. Same day, 5 filmmakers from the same city got intimated that their documentary has been denied …

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Statement by the filmmakers of Caste on the Menu Card

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  30/10/2015 ‘Caste on the Menu Card‘ (2014) is a 21 min long documentary film made by 5 students of School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, as part of their coursework. It was to be screened on 31st October during the 12th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival, …