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  • Around India with a Movie Camera

    Directed by Sandhyu Suri • Documentary • 2018 • 72 minutes

    Award-winning filmmaker Sandhya Suri (I for India) skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand colored sequences—with a new score by composer Soumik Datta to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India fro...

  • Bombay Our City

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1985 • 75 minutes

    BOMBAY OUR CITY tells the story of the daily battle for survival of the 4 million slum dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city’s population. Although they are Bombay’s workforce – industrial laborers, construction workers, domes...

  • Boys Who Like Girls

    Directed by Inka Achté • Documentary • 2018 • 70 minutes

    Ved comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. When he joins a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity, he begins to realise there may be a brighter path for his future than the one paved by his abusive, controlling father. Men Ag...

  • Children of Mandala

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2009 • 5 minutes

    A message from the economically displaced children of a slum colony in Mumbai who are educating themselves in the face of government apathy.

  • Dam/Age

    Directed by Aradhana Seth • Documentary • 2002 • 50 minutes

    "I suddenly realized… I command the space to raise a dissenting voice, and if I don't do it, it's as political an act as doing it… to stay quiet is as political an act as speaking out."- Arundhati Roy, Author of Booker Prize Winner The ...

  • Drowned Out

    Directed by Franny Armstrong • Documentary • 2003 • 75 minutes

    Three choices. Move to the slums in the city, accept a place at a resettlement site or stay at home and drown. The people of Jalsindhi in central India must make a decision fast. In the next few weeks, their village will disappear un...

  • Father, Son and Holy War: Trial by Fire

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1995 • 120 minutes

    In a politically polarized world, universal ideals are rare. In India, as elsewhere, the vacuum is filled by religious zeal. Minorities are made scapegoats of every calamity as nations subdivide into religious and ethnic zones, each...

  • Father, Son and Holy War: Hero Pharmacy

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1995 • 121 minutes

    In a politically polarized world, universal ideals are rare. In India, as elsewhere, the vacuum is filled by religious zeal. Minorities are made scapegoats of every calamity as nations subdivide into religious and ethnic zones, each...

  • Fishing: In the Sea of Greed

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1998 • 42 minutes

    Traditional fishing communities around the world are under threat of mass displacement by the industrial fishing practices of gigantic factory ships. Private capital, with the aid of international lending agencies, have embarked on a...

  • Images You Didn't See

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2006 • 5 minutes

    Global censorship of the war on Iraq has stifled the outrage that may have otherwise curtailed the ongoing atrocity of occupation. Not only have the real causes of war been hidden but also its effects. Most people see a sanitized and ...

  • In Memory of Friends

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1990 • 60 minutes

    IN MEMORY OF FRIENDS documents the violence and terror in Punjab, India – a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. After examining the political turmoil of the late 1970′s and the rise of Sikh funda...

  • In the Name of God

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1992 • 75 minutes

    Since gaining independence in 1947, India has been a secular state. But now, as religious fundamentalism grips much of India’s population, the greatest danger to the nation’s extremely strained social fabric may come not from Sikh or...

  • Jai Bhim Comrade

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2012 • 168 minutes

    For thousands of years India’s Dalits were abhorred as “untouchables,” denied education and treated as bonded labour. By 1923 Bhimrao Ambedkar broke the taboo, won doctorates abroad and fought for the emancipation of his people. He ...

  • A Narmada Diary

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan, Simantini Dhuru • Documentary • 1995 • 57 minutes

    The Sardar Sarover Dam in western India, lynch-pin of a mammoth development project on the river Narmada’s banks, has been criticized as uneconomical and unjust. It will benefit urban India at a cost borne by the rur...

  • Occupation Mill Worker

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1996 • 22 minutes

    Textile mills were once the backbone of Bombay’s economy and provided the city its working class culture. Today, foreign investment and rising real-estate prices have made selling mill lands more profitable than running mills. Mill ‘...

  • Prisoners of Conscience

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1978 • 45 minutes

    An important historical record of a traumatic period in India’s recent political history, PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE focuses on the State of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi from June 1975 to March 1977. During the Emergency the media...

  • A Quest for Meaning

    Directed by Nathanael Coste, Marc de la Menardiere • Documentary • 2018 • 87 minutes

    A QUEST FOR MEANING tells the story of Marc and Nathanael, two childhood friends who take an impromptu road trip attempting to uncover the causes of our current global crisis and to discover a way to bring about...

  • Reason (Part 1)

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2018 • 95 minutes

    Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the me...

  • Reason (Part 2)

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2018 • 123 minutes

    Those who witnessed the scientific spirit fostered by the Enlightenment would scarcely believe that over 400 years later, Faith would still have an upper hand over Reason. Today as technologically advanced nations still debate the m...

  • Ribbons for Peace

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • With Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan, Kittu Gidwani, Chandrachur • 1998 • 5 minutes

    Made in the aftermath of Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, Ribbons gives new meaning to an old film song by Kishore Kumar – a kind of “Imagine” composed before the days...

  • A Time to Rise

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1981 • 40 minutes

    On April 6, 1980, the Canadian Farmworkers Union came into existence. This film documents the conditions among Chinese and East Indian immigrant workers in British Columbia that provoked the formation of the union, and the response o...

  • Thinking Existenz - Ep 08 - Vandana Shiva

    Directed by Graça Castanheira • Documentary • With Vandana Shiva • 2013 • 30 minutes

    Ten personalities from diverse social and geographical backgrounds reflect on the world and its future. A portrait in multiple voices of contemporary reality, revealing the deep connections that exist between ou...

  • War and Peace

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 2002 • 135 minutes

    Filmed over four tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA following nuclear tests in the Indian sub-continent, War and Peace is a documentary journey of peace activism in the face of global militarism and war. The film...

  • Waves of Revolution

    Directed by Anand Patwardhan • Documentary • 1974 • 30 minutes

    Waves of Revolution made during the repressive days of the Emergency in India documents the 1974-75 uprising of the people of Bihar in Eastern India. By 1974 India with its few rich and many poor had become a seething mass of discont...