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A fly in the curry: independent documentary film in India

By: Jayasankar, K. P.
Contributor(s): Monteiro, Anjali.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2016Description: xvii, 256 p.ISBN: 9789351505693.Subject(s): Documentary films - India - History and criticismDDC classification: 070.18 Summary: An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance. This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book249297?prodTypes=any&imprint=%22SAGE%20India%22&sortBy=defaultPubDate%20desc&fs=1#tabview=title)
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Table of Contents:


• The Flight Path

• Flying Solo

• Flying Images

• Flying into the Looking Glass

• Notes from the Curry

• From the Curry to the Cauldron

• Films Cited



An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance.

This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere.

(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book249297?prodTypes=any&imprint=%22SAGE%20India%22&sortBy=defaultPubDate%20desc&fs=1#tabview=title)

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