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Filming reality: the independent documentary movement in India

By: Chatterji, Shoma A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Sage Publications 2015Description: xv, 299 p.ISBN: 9789351502876.Subject(s): Documentary films - India - History and criticism | Language arts & disciplines - JournalismDDC classification: 070.18 Summary: An informative read about the incredible journey of the independent documentary film movement in India. Filming Reality explores the independent documentary film movement in India post-1970s, when it began to acquire an identity of its own and many films got worldwide recognition. It analyses notable documentaries made over the last four decades, including those by iconic film-makers such as Satyajit Ray, Mani Kaul, Anand Patwardhan; activists such as Rakesh Sharma, Ranjan Palit, Amar Kanwar; feminists such as Deepa Dhanraj and Madhusree Dutta; and auteurs such as Sanjay Kak, R.V. Ramani and others. Featuring a compilation and analysis of noted and rare documentaries, this book is of immense value to film buffs, film scholars and film-makers. (http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book246269?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=Filming+reality&fs=1)
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Table of Contents:


I. INTRODUCTION: WHY INDEPENDENT FILMS?

II. OF LIVES AND HISTORIES: KNOWN AND LITTLE KNOWN

Introduction
Lives: Known
Lives: Lesser Known
Conclusion

III. THE ETHNOGRAPHICAL FILM: A CINEMA FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE

Background
Introduction
Gathering Momentum
Case Studies
When Does an Ethnographical Film Become an Investigative Film or a Political Statement?
Conclusion

IV. THE RAY FACTOR

Ray’s Documentary Films
Films on Ray
Conclusion

V. THE MILESTONE MAKERS

Introduction
Anand Patwardhan
Amar Kanwar
Rakesh Sharma
Sanjay Kak
Ajay Raina
Ranjan Palit
Supriyo Sen
Joshy Joseph
Krishnendu Bose
Other Pillars
Conclusion

VI. DIALOGUES IN DIVERSITY: WOMEN FILM-MAKERS

Introduction
Criteria of choice
Conclusion

VII. POSITIVE DOCUMENTARIES ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Introduction
Some Examples
Conclusion

VIII. OUT OF THE BOX

Introduction
Out of the Box



An informative read about the incredible journey of the independent documentary film movement in India.

Filming Reality explores the independent documentary film movement in India post-1970s, when it began to acquire an identity of its own and many films got worldwide recognition. It analyses notable documentaries made over the last four decades, including those by iconic film-makers such as Satyajit Ray, Mani Kaul, Anand Patwardhan; activists such as Rakesh Sharma, Ranjan Palit, Amar Kanwar; feminists such as Deepa Dhanraj and Madhusree Dutta; and auteurs such as Sanjay Kak, R.V. Ramani and others. Featuring a compilation and analysis of noted and rare documentaries, this book is of immense value to film buffs, film scholars and film-makers.

(http://www.sagepub.in/books/Book246269?siteId=sage-india&prodTypes=any&q=Filming+reality&fs=1)

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