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Work in Progress

By Arshia Sattar

This film on the World Social Forum in Mumbai in 2004 is a neat and comprehensive vehicle for disseminating the big ideas of the WSF movement

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Warriors on Wheels & Manavya

By Arshia Sattar

Two short films that show how alternative communities can be formed and sustained

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Dwitiya Paksha

This feature film by Ananya Chatterjee Chakraborti charts the evolution of an illiterate woman from a dummy panchayat president elected under the 73rd amendment to a committed, responsible and empowered leader

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Where the twain shall meet

By Arshia Sattar

This is a film about the dalits of Punjab and their embrace of Sufi traditions

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A middle-class dream of development

By Sharmila Joshi

There are problems with the vision of development that the Hindi feature film Swades promotes and its portrayal of the upper-caste educated NRI as the harbinger of social change through quick-fix solutions

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My Migrant Soul

By Arshia Sattar

Yasmine Kabir's film is a chilling reminder that under the glitz and neon of the global economy lie buried the hopes and dreams (and sometimes the bodies) of poor and desperate migrant workers

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The Great Indian School Show

185 TV cameras keep close watch on every movement of the students at a Nagpur school. Filmmaker Avinash Deshpande's documentary questions the impact such surveillance can have on students

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Close encounters in the fast food nation

Morgan Spurlock's Academy Award-nominated Supersize Me! demonstrates that junk food of the McDonald's kind will cost us our health and sanity. But the film would have done well to go further and question consumerist economies, the manufacture of consent and the power of advertising

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The Rock Star and The Mullahs

As the religious right all over the world impinges upon cultural freedom, a BBC documentary follows rock star Salman Ahmed of the Pakistani band Junoon into northwest Pakistan, where the mullahs have banned and silenced all music as un-Islamic

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Page 3 People

Madhur Bhandarkar's film reveals what goes on behind the gloss and glamour with such gloss and glamour that it inadvertently ends up glorifying the very ethos it sets out to critique

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