Two Londoners, virtuoso sarod player Soumik Datta and his brother Souvid, an award-winning photojournalist, visit six Indian states to investigate and celebrate the country's rich folk music heritage.
The first ever closest look into the Valentine's Day that unveils the strange face of this global love fest and its impact on the mental health of our society.
"Chiseled" is an heritage documentary about magnificent temples, splendid forts and beautiful lakes ruled over by a warrior civilisation called "Kakatiya Dynasty".
A narrative on the RAMLEELA art form performed in JASWANT NAGAR, India. It is not performed on a stage but on the roads of the town. Recognized by UNESCO as the world's best field Ramleela and categorized as an UNESCO intangible heritage.
Sinauli, a place near baghpat, was excavated by ASI 2 years back. The site revealed a chariot and some metal objects along side. Basic chronology of the site is assumed to be of mahabharat times which by archaeological remains is dated back to the pre or post harappan phase or some even consider it as the harappan phase.
This portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India, moves through the corridors and bowels of the enormously disorienting structure—taking the viewer on a journey of dehumanizing physical labor and intense hardship.
Nearly 2, 00, 000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 10 years. But the mainstream media hardly reflects this. Nero´s Guests is a story about India’s agrarian crisis and the growing inequality seen through the work of the Rural Affairs Editor of Hindu newspaper, P Sainath. Through sustained coverage of the farm crisis, Sainath and his colleagues created the national agenda, compelling a government in denial to take notice and act. Through his writings and lectures, Sainath makes us confront the India we don’t want to see, and provokes us to think about who ‘Nero’s Guests’ are in today’s world.
Can we all be united in the love of One? If each religion represents a different musical note, then together what a beautiful music we could make with a shared love of One Universal God. ...
Even after 50 years of sacrifice, simplicity, peace, and non-violence in thoughts, actions, and deeds, which have made Acharya Vidyasagar ji the most loved and revered Digambar Jain Monk in...
Bunkar presents the history of the artisan hand loom weavers of Varanasi, India. Through interviews with craftsmen, the film conveys the details of the ancient craft also how mechanization has brought hard times to the craft.
Filmmaker Utpal Kalal and cinematographer Kaustubh Manchekar traveled to Sant Asaram Bapu's Hermitage in Motera, Ahmedabad; looking to observe the reality and investigate the disciples living there.
In India, the ideology that murdered Mahatma Gandhi has finally captured power. Murder and mind control are being applied to dismantle a secular democracy that once aspired to the values of enlightenment and non-violence. As accusations fly of “eating cow meat” or “treason of Mother India,” minorities and all those who fight for the poor bear the brunt of rising Hindu majoritarianism and a complicit corporate media.
The Yakshagana Puppets, is a 2016 Indian documentary film directed by Kiranraj K. This is the first ever documentary film on Yakshagana Puppets. The film is regarding the long time ...
India's prosperous Green Revolution was led by Punjab, a state in northern India famous for its lush rice fields and wet, fertile soil. But as farmers are conned into buying more and more pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers that they don't need, which demand often ten times more water, the water table is sinking at an alarming rate. Punjab's water has been poisoned by the chemicals, and the farmers poison their bodies with opium, helping them to work longer and harder. Loans from a middleman are taken out, with extortionate interest rates that are impossible to pay back. As a result, hundreds of Punjabi families are left without a father, husband or son as more and more farmers cave in under the pressure and drink their own chemicals to end their lives.
The movie traces three real-life incidents that took place in '80s, 90s and 2000s respectively through the stories titled 'Orphan and the Convict', 'The Farmer and the Nun' and 'The Terror and the Mom'.
First ever documentary feature film that covers the entire country of India. Five people drive around India in 50 days, covering 19,000 kms. The Film covers the drama involved in the discovery and the socio-cultural diversity of a country.
The Unreserved is an inquiry into the lives of passengers who use the Unreserved Compartment, the cheapest way to travel across India on the Indian Railways system. The film portrays the ...
A journey into the lives of the Asian Elephant and stunning wildlife in the bio-diverse verdant North Eastern Jungles of India and the challenges of conservation amidst human-animal ...
In a world where uncaring Eco-terrorists undertake deforestation, this story is about one man's generous drive behind creating the world's first man-made forest on a sandbar. It is the ...
As the world reels under the threat of unrelenting climate change, erratic monsoons and fast depleting groundwater reserves, 'The Miracle Water Village' narrates the inspirational story of ...
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.
A documentary that follows India's most successful deaf athlete on his unlikely quest to reach the Rio Olympics 2016 and become only the second deaf wrestler in the history of the Olympics to do so. This is Virender Singh's story, a captivating account of an incredible athlete largely unknown and snubbed by the bureaucracy.Now, as Virender gears up for his third Deaflympics appearance in Bulgaria, this film delves into his life from the bylanes of a small village in Haryana to becoming India's most successful deaf athlete ever and aims at fulfilling the long cherished dream of every athlete that is competing at the Olympics.On the way, it looks at all that he has achieved through a glittering decade and a half long career.
A documentary story told through images, poetry and the Dhrupad, a vocal genre in Hindustani classical music, said to be the oldest still in use in that musical tradition.
In India, a child goes missing every 8 minutes. Where do these children go? What happens to them? This is not just a story of one missing child. This is the reality of our nation. And yet, we sit in silence.
"Narmada Diary" introduces the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save the Narmada Movement), which has spearheaded the agitation against the Sardar Sarovar Dam. As government resettlement programs prove inadequate, the Narmada Bachao Andolan has emerged as one of the most dynamic struggles in India today. With non-violent protests and a determination to drown rather than to leave their homes and land, the people of the Narmada valley have become symbols of a global struggle against unjust development.
In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the kite-flying festival in India, 'Amdavad Ma Famous', witnesses the transformation of an 11-year-old Zaid from a boy next door to an aggressive and a passionate kite-runner until he comes across a hindrance that prevents him from flying kites on the terrace. And thus begins the fight for the terrace on the day of the biggest kite flying festival in India.
An impressionistic biographical look at Siddheshwari Devi (1908–1977), the classical Indian singer whose voice was appreciated by the maharajas and public alike.
Spinoff of padman, This time women in India start manufacturing and marketing sanitary pads with a hope of ending the stigma once and for all.
Documentary depicting the lives of child prostitutes in the red light district of Songachi, Calcutta. Director Zana Briski went to photograph the prostitutes when she met and became friends with their children. Briski began giving photography lessons to the children and became aware that their photography might be a way for them to lead better lives.
Ladies First is a short documentary based on the life of Deepika Kumari, who went on to become the worlds best female archer. The film captures her incredible story as Deepika herself recounts it. Born amidst a poor family, Deepika ran away from her house as she saw herself to be a burden on her family. Searching for food and shelter, she came across this sport and gave it her everything to reach where she stands now. The film, through various interviews of popular sports personalities such as Sachin Tendulkar, recounts Deepikas journey in archery and how she became the worlds best female archer. Ladies First sheds some light on the disparity that a girl child faces in a patriarchal society like India where women dont even enjoy the most basic of rights. The film also puts forth the prejudice and bias women athletes face in India by the system itself and how they are discouraged in various ways.
This documentary deals with the Maoist insurgency in India. It focuses on the Maoists in Bastar, Chhattisgarh fighting against industrialists in Niyamgiri, Odisha, and protesters acting in memory of the Leftist revolutionary Bhagat Singh in Punjab.
In the summer of 1974, the Indian government organized an expedition to the Andaman islands. What you are about to see is the first ever released film about the native peoples of these islands. After a brief review of Port Blair history, the expedition leaves to meet the Onge people on Little Andaman island, then to meet the Jarawa people on Interview island and finally to the Sentinel island where the Sentinel people have been filmed for the very first time.
A SUITABLE GIRL follows three young women in India struggling to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid intense pressure to get married. The film examines the women's complex relationship with marriage, family, and society.
'Cities of Sleep' takes us into a heady world of insurgent sleeper's communities as well as the infamous 'sleep mafia' in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a ...
Deep in the swampy rain-forests of India, a handful of scientists are at work, trying to save species smaller than a thumbnail. Sadly, more than 80% of the 400 species of amphibians found ...