Anand Patwardhan’s documentaries to be screened at British Film Institute
The British Film Institute (BFI) is presenting the works of documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan through February in an event called ‘State of the Nation: Anand Patwardhan’s Portraits of India’.
“…Patwardhan offers a cinema, at once humanistic and radical, dedicated to chronicling the struggles of real people – fishermen, mill workers, slum dwellers, untouchables – who are marginal, almost ghostly presences across the contemporary Indian media scape. Fiercely independent, and never afraid to take on the television networks and governmental bodies that have sought to censor him, he has always operated outside the mainstream, not just writing and editing his own films, but finding alternative distribution networks for them,” writes film critic Sukhdev Sandhu in an introduction to Anand Patwardhan on BFI website.
He calls it “a rare opportunity to watch a body of work that is passionate and probing, timely and timeless.”
Founded in 1933, BFI is a charity engaging in film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
Jai Bhim Comrade
Feb 23, 2013 2:30 PM
In the Name of God
Feb 24, 2013 3:50 PM
Father, Son and Holy War
Feb 24, 2013 6:10 PM
War and Peace
Feb 25, 2013 6:00 PM
Anand Patwardhan in Conversation
Feb 23, 2013 6:20 PM