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The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From Bridgerton, Margazhi music festival to FirstAct play Star Light, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Heart To Art: Across Borders — Anand Patwardhan's 2004 docu-short explores peace between two warring nations
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Heart To Art: Across Borders — Anand Patwardhan's 2004 docu-short explores peace between two warring nations

With a running time of barely 10 minutes, one does need to look closely at Patwardhan's decision to release his documentary short at a time like this.

Bombay HC dismisses Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Kumar's petition after MIFF fails to screen their documentaries
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Bombay HC dismisses Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Kumar's petition after MIFF fails to screen their documentaries

A division bench directed the Union government to share details behind the processes followed by the selection committee of MIFF

Kolkata’s Presidency University students asked to stop screening of 'Ram ke Naam' documentary based on Babri Masjid demolition
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Kolkata’s Presidency University students asked to stop screening of 'Ram ke Naam' documentary based on Babri Masjid demolition

A university official, however, said, 'We will have to confirm if the students had the necessary permission to organise the screening'

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Anand Patwardhan, Vetrimaaran among artists to issue appeal against voting for BJP
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Anand Patwardhan, Vetrimaaran among artists to issue appeal against voting for BJP

Indian filmmakers have come together to issue a statement urging people not to vote for BJP in the Lok Sabha election 2019.

Anand Patwardhan's documentary Ram Ke Naam, based on Babri Masjid demolition, gets 'A' rating on YouTube
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Anand Patwardhan's documentary Ram Ke Naam, based on Babri Masjid demolition, gets 'A' rating on YouTube

Patwardhan's National Award-winning film, alternatively titled In The Name of God, is based on the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992

Anand Patwardhan’s Reasons earns top honour at International Documentary Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam
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Anand Patwardhan’s Reasons earns top honour at International Documentary Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam

Anand Patwardhan’s Reasons won the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary edging out Bettina Perut and Iván Osnivikoff's Los Reyes.

TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy
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TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy

Vivek, divided into eight chapters, is an exhaustive commentary on the way an orthodox, militant and right-wing Hinduism has taken over every bastion of democratic thought in India.

Anand Patwardhan's new documentary Reason, about India's saffron invasion, premieres at TIFF 2018
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Anand Patwardhan's new documentary Reason, about India's saffron invasion, premieres at TIFF 2018

Anand Patwardhan's Reason explores how India slid away from secular democracy and towards divisions of power, caste, and religious belief.

Oscar Academy invited Bollywood actors, filmmakers only to fulfill a quota and increase diversity
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Oscar Academy invited Bollywood actors, filmmakers only to fulfill a quota and increase diversity

On the surface, it might seem like Bollywood’s having a banner year but the bottom-line is that the Oscar Academy needs more people of colour. Bollywood is just filling up a quota.

Songs of freedom: Jailed for 4 years, Kabir Kala Manch members are now ready with new music
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Songs of freedom: Jailed for 4 years, Kabir Kala Manch members are now ready with new music

Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, members of the Kabir Kala Manch, who were arrested by the ATS for their alleged connection with Naxals, were granted bail by the Supreme Court after four years in jail. They are now ready to get back to the streets with their new songs.

Protest against protest: Anupam Kher invites people to march questioning 'intolerance' claims
India

Protest against protest: Anupam Kher invites people to march questioning 'intolerance' claims

Veteran actor and BJP supporter Anupam Kher has invited all Indians to march with him to Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday to protest the voices being raised over "intolerance" in the country.

After calling off 139-day strike, FTII students plan protests at IFFI
India

After calling off 139-day strike, FTII students plan protests at IFFI

After calling off their 139-day strike and getting eminent filmmakers to join their protest, the FTII students are mulling their next move. They have dropped hints about "big plans" around the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

FTII strike ends, but we can't dismiss concerns of filmmakers returning National Awards
India

FTII strike ends, but we can't dismiss concerns of filmmakers returning National Awards

As this piece is being written, there’s news that nine filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee and Anand Patwardhan, have retuned their national awards in support of FTII students and in protest against growing violence in the society. They say a regime of bigotry, fear and intimidation has started dominating the national narrative. Before accusing them of being political, stooges of the Congress or despicable Left liberals, let’s sit back and reflect on the developments over the last some months. Clearly, something is amiss somewhere.

Filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan, return National Award over rising intolerance
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Filmmakers, including Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan, return National Award over rising intolerance

Eminent filmmakers Dibakar Banerjee, Anand Patwardhan and eight others on Wednesday returned their National Awards in solidarity with the protesting FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country.

Anand Patwardhan's 'Ram Ke Naam' will make VHP, BJP very uncomfortable: Here's why
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Anand Patwardhan's 'Ram Ke Naam' will make VHP, BJP very uncomfortable: Here's why

After ILS Law College in Pune cancelled the screening of Anand Patwardhan's 1991 documentary Ram ke Naam (In the Name of God), the filmmaker has put the film on YouTube.

Why the #BollywoodSplit over Modi is just dialogue baazi
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Why the #BollywoodSplit over Modi is just dialogue baazi

It is silly of us to hyperventilate about a recent open letter as #BollywoodSplit because Bollywood is never really split. It’s firmly on the side of the powerful.

Who cares for the censor board when there's YouTube
India

Who cares for the censor board when there's YouTube

Ashvin Kumar's documentary, Inshallah Kashmir: Living Terror, where ex-militants narrate stories of human rights violations at the hands of Indian forces, will release on YouTube for 24 hours on 26 January.