Articles by Prateek

Article Hindi

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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Review Ladakhi

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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

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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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi Manipuri

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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article German

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.

3 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Review Marathi

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.

5 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Indonesia

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Review

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article English Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Hindi

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.

7 months ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Tamil

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.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Bengali English (India) 1 more

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.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Bengali

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.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

Article Bengali

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.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat