Sound takes over images at IAWRT's 15th Asian Women’s Film Festival
In its special curatorial segment started in 2014, AWFF’s Soundphiles focusses on sound technologies and the ‘affect’ of sound.
Chuskit review: Touching tale of a girl’s triumph over disability and attitudes
The film is a low-key look into the community’s life without stereotyping or exoticization, a skill that director Priya Ramasubban perhaps brings from her documentary filmmaking career to fiction.
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AWFF 2019: Collaborative documentary Displacement and Resilience explores conflict, migration and exile
The documentary, produced by IAWRT, on the global refugee crisis and the condition of women and young girls generated concerns and conversations at the 15th edition of the festival.
We need to break the male genius cult: Anandana Kapur at AWFF 2019
IAWRT-India discussed its 2019 festival’s theme, The Female Gaze, and the many ways in which this can break barriers and push inclusivity.
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AWFF 2019: Sisterhood on display through documentaries Daughters of the Polo God, Roshan and Mani
The two Indian documentaries attempt to understand the character of sisterhood in society and the female bonds that inspire all.
IAWRT opens Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019 with Georgian documentary Before Father Gets Back
The film focusses on Imam and Eva, two young Muslim girls growing up in the rising shadow of Islamic radicalism in the Pankisi valley of Georgia.
Sohalla review: Typical domestic drama of love and loss besotted with typified aesthetics
Filmmaker Gajendra Ahire’s Sohalla (2019), a tale of domestic strife, love and repentance, benefits from a cast of versatile artistes across the board.
Veil Done: Heart-warming insight into how a gym in Nizamuddin transformed the lives of Muslim housewives
Juhi Bhatt’s documentary Veil Done brings to Woodpecker the story of ordinary everyday spaces making extraordinary changes.
Of trials and tribulations: Sundargarh’s tryst with life and sports in The Tribal Scoop at Woodpecker
Beeswaranjan Pradhan’s documentary explores the rights and exploitation of the indigenous tribes of Orissa’s Sundargarh district, where the national sport hockey is a competitive way towards social mobility.
Living in the shadow of a city’s tradition: Shahjahanpur ka Laatsahab unravels India’s cultural psyche at Woodpecker
Vikram Saxena’s insightful essay, Shahjahanpur ka Laatsahab, screened at the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival unweaves the complex fabric of a city’s divisive tradition.
Didn’t want to make a voyeuristic film on the lives of blind people: Director Carya Maharja
Indonesian producer-director Maharja speaks after the screening of his film Listening To A Smile at the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival.
Rivers Beyond Borders review: An entanglement of nature, humans and politics
The short documentary, co-produced by the IUCN and Earthcare Films, explores the transnationality of rivers in the Indian subcontinent.
Meeting people like Sheru has been a humbling, learning experience: Filmmaker Ishani K Dutta
The documentary filmmaker speaks about her film Say Cheese, the conceptualization of the film, its production, inspiration and its lasting effect on her, on the sideline of the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival.
We as human beings are hardwired to the story, says Avijit Dutt
Veteran actor, filmmaker, theatre practitioner, and communications consultant, Dutt conducted a masterclass on storytelling for an enthusiastic audience at the 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival.
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Feminism must not be rigid like organized religion: Filmmaker Disha Arora
The director of Women And Religion In India talks about gender, female experiences, religion and documentary filmmaking practice at the Woodpecker International Film Festival.
Avijit Dutt, other dignitaries inaugurate 6th Woodpecker International Film Festival in New Delhi
Sina Salimi's short Mexican film Roof Knocking was the inaugural film at the festival.
Good people are voiceless: Filmmaker Amshan Kumar on Manusangada
Kumar's Manusangada is an explosive exhortation of the cruel injustices of the caste system and the systemic violence committed on Dalits in India, where even death fails to be the proverbial leveler.
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I am not so much a cinephile as a cine-activist: Aparna Sen
Filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen, who presented her film Sonata at last month's Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi, speaks about her work, her journey and her motivations.
There are a million similar stories everywhere because we are all connected: Filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh
The critically acclaimed filmmaker spoke to us during the 13th Habitat Film Festival about his influences, filmmaking and his latest film, Rong Beronger Korhi.
Maybe, Mayurakshi is a subtle sarcasm on idea of ideal woman we look for: Atanu Ghosh
The Bengali filmmaker engaged in an in-depth conversation with us on the sidelines of the 13th Habitat Film Festival about his latest feature film, Mayurakshi.