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Of phang and pao: At DIFF 2020, two documentaries unravel the binding ties of food and community
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Of phang and pao: At DIFF 2020, two documentaries unravel the binding ties of food and community

Akash Basumatari’s documentary Mhari Topli Ma: Phang and Sonia Filinto’s Bread and Belonging are studies in how shifts in social, cultural and economic behaviours directly alter our food habits — and identity.

#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives
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#MeToo on screen: How documentaries like Athlete A, Leaving Neverland have foregrounded survivors' narratives

The #MeToo and Time's Up movements sparked a paradigm shift, bringing some hope to the stories of survivors. In this two-part series, we look at documentary and fiction films which foregrounded the narratives of survivors while raising questions about the pervasive complicity machines that protected the Weinsteins of the world.

45 years later, how Indira Gandhi's 1975 Emergency appears through the lens of the Films Division of India 
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45 years later, how Indira Gandhi's 1975 Emergency appears through the lens of the Films Division of India 

When the Emergency was declared on 25 June 1975, the Films Division's resources were marshalled to defend the clampdown and sing the praises of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her Twenty Point Programme.

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

Hillary Clinton, Lance Armstrong documentaries, two Lin-Manuel Miranda films added to Sundance 2020 lineup
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Hillary Clinton, Lance Armstrong documentaries, two Lin-Manuel Miranda films added to Sundance 2020 lineup

The coming Sundance follows a 2019 film festival that saw big-pocketed streaming services set off an avalanche of high-priced acquisitions.

Kings of Horror, a documentary on the Ramsay Brothers' films, shines a light on their kitschy craft
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Kings of Horror, a documentary on the Ramsay Brothers' films, shines a light on their kitschy craft

The Ramsay brothers created something unprecedented: a world of their own, governed by their rules; and a series of films that, when taken together, represent a collective deep breath of relief from the stultifying cinema that had become the norm.

1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise: Scars of anti-Sikh violence won't fade, Teenaa Kaur Pasricha finds
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1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise: Scars of anti-Sikh violence won't fade, Teenaa Kaur Pasricha finds

1984, When the Sun Didn’t Rise opens in Delhi’s Tilak Nagar which, over the years, has come to be known as 'Widows Colony' — many of the families of those killed in 1984 live in this quaint neighbourhood.

Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old affirms trend of top filmmakers turning to docus to tell their stories
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Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old affirms trend of top filmmakers turning to docus to tell their stories

With documentaries, filmmakers like Peter Jackson, Martin Scorsese are finding new ways to tell old stories

Firstpost at Sundance highlights: From spotlight on Asian, female filmmakers to A24-Amazon battle
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Firstpost at Sundance highlights: From spotlight on Asian, female filmmakers to A24-Amazon battle

Now that the awards have been handed out and the 2019 Sundance FIlm Festival has officially wrapped up, here are all the takeaways and highlights.

YouTube plans scripted series for international markets including India and Japan
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YouTube plans scripted series for international markets including India and Japan

YouTube already has released a handful of original shows in South Korea and one in India.

IDSFFK 2017: Kerala govt expresses support for banned films; vows to protect democratic dissent
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IDSFFK 2017: Kerala govt expresses support for banned films; vows to protect democratic dissent

At the inauguration of the 10th edition of the IDSFFK, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, “We are committed to protect the secular and democratic ethos of India."

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Mother Teresa's canonisation with films she inspired
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Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Mother Teresa's canonisation with films she inspired

While films like Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor, Something Beautiful for God cast the saint in a positive light, the documentary Hell's Angel gives us a strong counterview.

Plans for Virtual Reality romance film by acclaimed director Jia Zhangke
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Plans for Virtual Reality romance film by acclaimed director Jia Zhangke

Critically acclaimed Chinese director Jia Zhangke says he will make a virtual reality film next year with a romantic story as he and viewers get used to the new medium, and declared: "I think VR is going to be the next big thing."

Doordarshan does it again! Manages to reduce Emergency into dull and boring documentaries
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Doordarshan does it again! Manages to reduce Emergency into dull and boring documentaries

Rarely, if ever, does DD News encourage any appointment viewing. But this week promised to be different, because the government channel was going to air