documentary

Sleep, interrupted

The documentary, Cities of Sleep, explores the liminal existence of New Delhi’s homeless.

| Jan 15, 2016

In the shadow of Shanta’s absence

A conversation with filmmakers in Kathmandu

| Dec 11, 2015

A road well travelled

COLUMN: Yirmiyan Arthur Yhome’s documentary captures a personal journey through a complex landscape.

| Nov 30, 2015

A tale of two documentaries

COLUMN: What the disruption of two documentary films means for free speech and dissent in India.

| Sep 08, 2015

Violence frame by frame

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

| Jul 01, 2015

More than ‘earnest’ and ‘real’

Documentary filmmaking is under-resourced, but film festivals in India and other parts of Southasia provide a boost for the genre.

| Oct 01, 2013

Into the city

Domestic workers tell their stories.

| Oct 01, 2011

Word-weary

| Dec 01, 2008

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