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Killing us slowly...

By Huned Contractor

Sumit Khanna’s documentary Mere Desh Ki Dharti investigates pesticide overuse in Punjab, and its deadly impact

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Divisive colours of caste

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

A report on the discussion surrounding a recent screening of Umesh Agarwal’s ‘Divided Colours of a Nation’

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Dead end on the road to development

By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

Three films screened at the PSBT Open Frame International Film Festival in September critique the dominant development model by examining the lives of three communities -- subsistence farmers in Uttaranchal, the fisherfolk of Chilika, and Delhi’s ragpickers

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Anjam

By C K Meena

A discussion following a screening of Ajay TG’s film on Dr Binayak Sen explored both, the increasing threat to human rights defenders, and the increasing extremism amongst India’s economically and politically disadvantaged adivasis

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More than a maid

By Huned Contractor

Nishtha Jain’s documentary Lakshmi And Me explores the relationship between two women -- mistress and maidservant

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When water kills

By Huned Contractor

Two documentaries focus on pollution in UP’s Hindon river, and the consequent health problems of the residents of the area

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Case of the mysterious flamingos

By Huned Contractor

Ashima Narain's film on the flamingos of Sewri Bay, in Mumbai, is unique in its attempts to explain why and how scores of these magnificent birds flock to one of Mumbai's most polluted areas

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Worth more than a pinch of salt

By Aparna Pallavi

Two films about the life and work of salt workers highlight the problems of this sadly neglected sector

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Cinematic views on conflict

By C K Meena

A recent film festival in Bangalore featured 14 films dealing with a range of disputes and differences among family members, between workers and management, across races, communities and countries. The films revealed the similarities in the dynamics of conflicts ranging from a local water dispute to a war between nations

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Tracking the tiger

By Huned Contractor

Krishnendu Bose’s Tiger -- The Death Chronicles -- examines the failure of India’s efforts to protect the tiger. It also highlights solutions

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