Film

Death and education at a film festival

Film Southasia 2019 provided a glimpse of what Southasia is thinking, feeling, and creating.

| Jan 21, 2020

Documenting Southasia

Film Southasia continues to be a vibrant forum for discussing problems that cut across national borders.

| Jan 21, 2020

Violence frame by frame

A new documentary looks at the build-up to the Muzaffarnagar riots and the aftermath.

| Jul 01, 2015

The Importance of Being Idyll

Despite a nascent democratic culture, Bhutanese filmmakers face multiple challenges in their attempts to capture ‘life at the crossroads’

| Sep 16, 2013

Filming Kabul

Afghan Filmmakers, old and young, are redefining the city

| Apr 05, 2013

The heartland values of Bhojpuri cinema

As Bollywood's Hindi productions spin away to cater to the upper classes and NRIs, Bhojpuri films take the audiences back to an era of family values — where the underdog becomes victorious, and where the …

| Oct 01, 2006

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