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Mutual respect is important for either gender to flourish: Soni filmmaker Ivan Ayr
Ivan Ayr speaks on his first feature Soni, on gender equality, the tendency to be heavy-handed when breaking stereotypes and the return of India on the festival circuit.
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When we come together as people who don’t have anything, there is still some power in that collectivizing: Filmmaker Maheen Mirza
Maheen Mirza's documentary If She Built A Country examines the relationship of Adivasi women with the forest and foregrounds ways in which their land is being affected and how they seek justice for themselves and their communities.
You can’t make good art by trying to keep people happy: Paromita Vohra on making documentary films
The independent filmmaker speaks about her engagement with the documentary form, its avenues of exhibition and ways in which young filmmakers might think through some ideas about making a documentary film today.
Article Chhatisgarhi Hindi
I wanted to make a film on humanity: Danish Iqbal on Sadho
The filmmaker talks about his latest work and the deep-rooted evil of child trafficking in the country.
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New Delhi hosts a unique film festival to create awareness about healthy ageing
Film Festival for Generations: Reimagining Ageing is being held at the India International Centre, New Delhi from 24-26 September.
I began to see the familiar in the unfamiliar: Anindya Shankar Das on his film Zara Nazar Utha ke Dekho
At the Open Frame Film Festival 2018, the filmmaker spoke with us about cruising, exploring public spaces and the engagement of the Indian state with sexuality.
Banaras Pink review: An eye-opening film about a forgotten art form
Taking us through the bylanes of Banaras and evoking its traditions, the film traces the lineage of the craft and reflects upon the poetry that resides within each painstakingly created piece of Gulabi Meena.
Sickboy review: Facing life's challenges with humour
Andrew MacCormack's inspiring film Sickboy was screened at the PSBT Open frame Film Festival as part of the MINI-INPUT section
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We need to change some hearts and some politics: Farah Naqvi at Open Frame Film Festival
At the panel discussion filmmakers Ajay TG, Maheen Mirza, Tarun Kumar Mishra and Uma Chakravarti spoke about the need for society to fight for the rights of the adivasis as they bear witness to the massive destruction of their way of living.
Public broadcasters must promote democracy, have intelligent conversations: Curators Iris Yudai and Deniz Sertkol
Yudai and Sertkol spoke about the Mini-INPUT package of films and their experience of showcasing them at the ongoing PSBT Open Frame Film Festival 2018.
Article Hindi Malayalam
I don’t give the editor much freedom: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
In a conversation titled ‘Meet the Masters’, filmmakers Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Shyam Benegal shared their experiences and ideas about documentary filmmaking with media students and young practitioners.
Inability to film something, that is an image for me: Filmmaker RV Ramani at Open Frame Film Festival
Ramani engaged with ideas of subjectivity and personal expression by tracing his journey as a filmmaker in an absorbing masterclass at the ongoing documentary festival.
Last Men In Aleppo preview: Stunning film that delves into lives of those fighting for humanity
The film captures the response of ordinary citizens who choose not to be armed men in the conflict, but chose not to leave their country and stay back to help.
Am in an endless documentary process: Filmmaker Paromita Vohra at Open Frame Film Festival
During an immensely enjoyable masterclass, Vohra delved into ways of thinking about the documentary form and the interview in particular.
One Mustard Seed preview: Exploring death and the idea of dying
National Award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sanyal’s documentary begins with a beautiful story that frames our inability to accept death.
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Must-watch films at the Open Frame festival 2018
As the Open Frame Film Festival starts in the capital, we bring you a list of documentaries that are not to be missed.
Thinking through the documentary form: Masterclasses and workshops at Open Frame 2018
A series of interactive sessions will be conducted by acclaimed filmmakers as part of PSBT's Open Frame Film Festival, being held from 10-18 September in New Delhi.
Sai Paranjpye's Sparsh (1980): Rethinking education for the differently abled
On Teacher’s Day (5 September), we look at a very different film which highlighted the education of the differently abled and the need to understand their needs and abilities.
Technology has brought film closer to a paintbrush or pen: Vivaan Shah on short film The Re-Bell
Artistes Shruti Bhardwaj and Vivaan Shah talk about the crucial issues that The Re-Bell dwells upon and the increasing popularity of the short film format.
The frenzy of love in tumultuous times – Shyam Benegal’s Junoon (1979)
We take a look at an earlier moment in history, the Revolt of 1857, in our continuing exploration of films that engaged with the birth of the Indian nation.