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Lightning rarely leaves a trace

By Aseem Shrivastava

Amar Kanwar’s The Lightning Testimonies addresses the theme of public rape in the South Asian sub-continent, how it is recorded and how it is remembered, in an understated yet strongly haunting manner

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Cleaners of the waste

By Huned Contractor

The documentary Kachra Kondi, produced by Pune's municipal workers' union, provides a shocking insight into the lives and work of sanitation workers

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Flush and forget

By Huned Contractor

Pradip Saha's Faecal Attraction follows water from the toilet to the Ganga-Yamuna, throwing up several disturbing thoughts about the disposal of human waste along the way

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Invasion and dissent

By Max Martin

The Vibgyor film festival in Thrissur this May focused on invasions of land, air, water and human rights, and on the dissenters whose voices are seldom heard

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The grim legacy of war

By Huned Contractor

Bangladeshi filmmaker Yasmine Kabir's A Certain Liberation simply follows Durubhashi, a Bangladeshi woman who lost her family in the 1971 war. Along the way, the film makes a powerful statement on the futility of war

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Save the Onges

By Huned Contractor

A new documentary on the Onge tribals of the Andaman Islands explores the death touch of civilisation

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The gods must be angry

By Huned Contractor

Sanjay Barnela's Devta Activists explores the traditions of conservation promoted by the deities of the Kulu valley and how these traditions are losing ground to state-sponsored 'development'

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BYOFF: Sun, sand and a bunch of interesting films

By Huned Contractor

'Bring Your Own Film Festival', scheduled to kick off on February 21, at Puri, in Orissa, has no room for hierarchy, bureaucracy or awards. It's all about film appreciation with no boring add-ons

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The ends justify the means?

By Amrita Shah

In the space of a year we have had two films --Rang De Basanti and Guru -- which tread dangerously close to preaching anarchy

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'A film about people, not religion'

By Huned Contractor

Rahul Dholakia discusses his film Parzania, the true story of a boy who goes missing in the midst of the Gujarat riots

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