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    Trumbo
    A magnifying look on the life of Dalton Trumbo. A screenplay writer whose values could be compared to that of a martial at the forefront battling against the enemies titled as the communists. Blacklisted, imprisoned, exiled! His family suffered poverty, his children shunned publicly, his writings honoured under someone else’s identity. Prominent actors read his letters bringing to life the agony of a defiant screenwriter.
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    Nuts and Bolts
    A fleeting collage on the reach of governance in rural India. A mobile medical van sets out to provide free medical services. But are there any takers? The members of an active Gram Panchayat manage their meagre resources to fun developmental activities. But does it help that the Panchayat is right besides the highway? Naxals, a group that uses violence to generate social justice is still thriving in remote areas. Why is this even an option in Independent India??
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    Khoob Asti Afghanistan?
    Are you alright Afghanistan? Post 9/11, Afghanistan endured the most violent retort possible. A country ruined to that extent still hopes to revisit the time of harmony. This documentary shows the quest of the film maker rediscovering the beauty of Afghanistan through encounters with its people. It takes a hopeful journey through the past and present of a country yet to see lasting peace. 
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    Gudugeri Company
    Gudugeri Company, a professional theatre troupe, endeavours to perform plays that excite an array of emotions from its audience. Crew of a humble background, they perform in small budgets to bring forward an artform that is unique. But their livelihood is entirely dependent on audience attendance. What would become of them if their audience base is dwindling? Witness the hardships faced by such talented artists and their efforts to overcome their struggles.
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    Miyar House
    The filmmaker’s 200 year old ancestral house in a remote village of Miyar in Karnataka, South India is dismantled, giving an opportunity for him to undertake a journey into a past that he not only shares with his extended family, but also with successive generations of rural Indians. A realisation of the inevitability of a transition marks this journey. It could well be the journey of a country that has propelled itself into modernity. As plans are on for the house to be reconstructed  elsewhere in an open air museum, out of its original context - the fossilization seems to be complete.
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    Life in Metaphors : A Portrait of Girish Kasaravalli
    Imagine depicting life the way it is. Only some have the magic hands to weave the most mundane things into a metaphoric illustration. The magician we speak of is Girish Kasaravalli. Women, trees, water, fire, life are what we take for granted. Yet he fashions them into his movies as a musical portrait, the colours are fascinating but those humdrum sounds are even more captivating. Celebrate the art of story telling by the genius that is known as Girish Kasaravalli.
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    Silence in the Courts
    Two women were denied justice and a journalist fails in his struggle to deliver justice to them, a filmmaker embarks on a quest to unearth the cause for that injustice.
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    Bishar blues
    Fakirs, or ascetic monks, in the Bengal region of east India practice their own version of Islam. The songs of these fakirs, who are also minstrels, reveal their living faith. Their songs originally traveled through central Asia to Bengal, featuring violins, percussion, whistles, and heart-rending vocals, and educate people that "to know oneself is to know God."
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    Ashgari Bai
    This film is a charming portrait of Ashgari Bai, one of the oldest exponents alive, of the dying art of Dhrupad, the most orthodox form of Hindustani Classical music. She is also probably the only woman to have espoused this austere and invocative form of music. And she has been conferred national awards including the Padmshree. Ironically however, she remains a curiously anonymous and lonely figure today, battling against insurmountable odds in a small town of Madhya Pradesh in India.  Showcasing her wit, her forthrightness, her charm and her indomitability, this documentary is the story of a precious gem of India who insists on living life of her own terms. An engrossing 45-minute documentary on the life and times of this extraordinary lady. --- Afternoon on Sunday Adoring camera … superb editing … the finished product, like its subject, is perfect.   --- Outlook The documentary is also, perhaps, the story of any number of musicians in India who have slipped into poverty, loneliness and ablivion. --- Times of India Fortunately, her story was captured on film before it was too late … a charming film. --- Mid-Day
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    Pancham Unmixed
    Winner of 2 national Awards, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai, takes an incisive look into the legendary composer, RD Burman’s reflective artistry and buoyant-but-also-lonely inner being. Featuring a host of close friends, colleagues and admirers, the film evokes awe, admiration and nostalgia the way most of his music does, till date. And, almost two decades after his demise, why he continues to be re-mixed and idolized endlessly, even today. 
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    Knowing Pancham Part 2
    ‘Knowing Pancham’, is a priceless collection of over 5 hours of captivating conversations & reflections on RD Burma’s life, music and magic compiled by Brahmanand S Singh Much more and beyond what you came     across in the National Award-winning film, PANCHAM UNMIXED: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai … which has enthralled audiences, music lovers and Pancham fans across the world ... touching thousands of lives and energizing them in curiously spiritual ways ... ‘Knowing Pancham’ is a collection of priceless anecdotes, insights and observations from people who knew him best, worked with him and some from the newer generation who revere and interpret RD's music perceptively. A must watch for Pancham fans, music-lovers & professionals from myriad backgrounds … there is something in it for everyone.
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    Knowing Pancham Part 1
    This is the First Part of the film ‘Knowing Pancham’, is a priceless collection of over 5 hours of captivating conversations & reflections on RD Burma’s life, music and magic compiled by Brahmanand S SinghRead More
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    Ragpickers
    The film, RAGPICKERS, scavengers of a different graveyard, attempts to explore this tenuous world of theirs and create a sensitive portrayal of a group of people who rarely move away from the fringe. And yet, how they live a brave life, seldom compromising on their inherent dignity! What is their world like? What draws them to an unromantic workplace like the various dumping centers, big and small and garbage bins around the city? What is the gap between their dreams and their reality? What do they feel about the world which offers them only rubbish? How do they grapple with their problems that range from bringing home money for the next meal to running an errant household to pitching small dreams for their children? Watch to find out.
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    Uncaging The Body
    Best Short Film award at the Apsara Film Producers Guild awards 2003-04 for distinctive achievement in Cinema and Television. Attempting to explore some of the most poignant and ironic experiences that people struck with Parkinson's go through, Uncaging the Body tries to put into perspective the communicative crossroads at which the body and mind find themselves trapped in. The film showcases these brave hearts who continue to live their lives with courage and dignity, in spite of the limitations of their predicament --- how they chart out the bewildering and daunting landscape of Parkinson's year after year, embracing life in all its hues --- undeterred, undefeated.
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    Occam’s Razor, Ishrat Jehan’s easy death
    On June 15, 2004 a 19-year old college going girl from suburban Mubra (60 km from Mumbai) was shot dead by the Gujarat police. The charge leveled      at her (till date, without substantiating it, by enough convincing proofs), was that she was part of a terrorist group who was out on a mission to assassinate the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Based on the principle of Occam’s Razor (“If you have two theories which both explain the observed facts, then you should use the simplest until more evidence comes along”), the film examines the possible versions and raises questions about the manner in which “Encounter killings” are carried out in this country.
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    The Great Indian School Show
    At the outset, it is a school like any other school. Except that a closer look could startle you. The school ma     nagement has installed Closed Circuit Television cameras in the school. 185 cameras, covering every square inch of the school premises. School children grow up under the watchful gaze of these cameras. Is this a sign of our times? The concept of Discipline could easily by misrepresented, misinterpreted. Schoolboy mischief could be subverted into major misdemeanor. Memories of school life would probably be interspersed with TV monitors, watchful cameras in classrooms and crackling sound-boxes.What about the teachers? How do they deal with this situation? And yet, we haven't even scratched the surface of the plethora of possible hidden agendas behind creating this strange circumstance. Nothing takes time getting used to. Not even 185 cameras perpetually trained on you. And the number of cameras is increasing even as we contemplate on what this phonomenon augurs. Talk of Orwellian irony. BIOGRAPHY OF THE FILMMAKER Avinash Deshpande is a free-lance filmmaker and scriptwriter. He studied Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, where he has been a faculty member in both the Film and the Television wings. As Visiting Faculty, he has taught in all leading Film- related institutes. Recently, he has started a private Film training school called FRAMEWORK ACADEMY OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION in Pune, India. FILMOGRAPHY OF THE FILMMAKER   “DARK TIMES”, a 30 minute documentary about the plight of the cotton farmers of Central India, who are committing suicide by the hundreds out of frustration and hopelessness. “The Great Indian School Show” Several programs and shorts for television including a series of 32 three minute films on traditional medicine.     Director
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    A Burden Of Love
    This evocative and warm documentary explores the status of Alzheimer's Disease in the Indian context. Featuring many of those who suffer it, their family members and care givers and people from the medical fraternity, the film portrays aspects of this cruel illness with sensitivity and empathy. In the process, A Burden of Love also attempts to dispel myths and misconceptions and highlights our social needs to manage this illness better. The documentary is the first of its kind to explore the status of Alzheimers disease in India. --- Bombay Times A significant film towards creating awareness about this tragic illnessa comprehensive film. --- Sunday Review, Times of India The film is shot interestinglySingh has taken enough care to handle his subjects sensitively. --- Mid-Day Informative, engaging and often, touching. --- AD International World Congress.
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    Rani Hindustani
    Rani Hindustani is the story of a woman who has rebelled against many social traditions in the process of discovering her own identity and today, lives life on her own terms. Unable to come to terms with male insensitivity experienced with her father and later, her husband, she disowned both the surnames that suffixed her name, Hemlata. Instead, she chose a name Poonam (after Poona, her hometown) Maharashtra (her state, which, she feels, is like a father to her) Hindustani (after India, the country she’s from). She chose to have a child out of wedlock when the option of adopting one was denied to her. And has dared to take on a profession that is almost entirely male-dominated --- truck driving. Today she lives with an adopted mother, brother and a friend, under the family name, Hindustani.
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    Cobra Gypsies
    In northern India, lives a nomad people of dancers and musicians, their names means "those who love the snakes".They are one of the most iconic tribe of the gypsies from Rajasthan : the Kalbeliyas. Raphael Treza, director and musician went to meet with this mythical tribe to discover their unique culture and reveals portraits on a traditional and com temporary musical background. We leave with Surumnath in the desert in search of a cobra which he sells the venom. We follow the production of wood charcoal with Biram's family and we discover the various jobs of the kalbeliyas , such as shepherd, dance teacher or horse trainer. We participate to a wild honey hunting with an unconventional method and we discover the intimacy of kabelliyas customs though a wedding and a funeral. We follow the children of a caste of gypsies who are antelope hunters in search of their lost camel. We also observe the technique of gypsies to find a rare and poisonous lizard, the Fucan and then we'll see what happens during a Kalbeliyan festival where no camera had filmed this before.This film combines adventure, nature, culture and reveals the unique beauty of the original people of the Gypsy culture.
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    Hallucinogen Honey Hunters
    Lost in Nepal, lives a tribe of honey hunters, the Gurungs They are the last humans before a Eight thousand meters summit, their village is surrounded by a thick jungle who's secrets are just known by them A     month every year, the giant bees from Himalayas, the biggest in the world, forage toxic flowers, giving to honey medicinal, aphrodisiac and hallucinogen properties. Gurungs are taking extremely high risks to harvest that honey which is only reachable on cliffs, They developed a mystical link with the bees, what makes them able to fight the swarms without protection clothing. The precious harvested liquid must be carefully used in order to avoid a severe intoxication I am Raphael, I start a journey to meet the tribe in order to learn more about this magic honey.
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    The Silent Epidemic
    A documentation of the intricacies of depression and the people who work to bring about an awareness through counseling, treatment, and therapy. The film was taken up by students of XIC, Mumbai as part of their course curriculum and is meant to instill values of social consciousness and awareness into the public and all who watch it.
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    Through Our Eyes (Part-1)
    Through Our Eyes is the story of a group of IIT Kanpur 1990 batch mates looking back at their journey of 25 years after their graduation … the choices they made over their life’s direction, trajectory and veloc     ity. Taking up individual stories and tapping into universal themes — at once light and reflective, irreverent and profound — the film becomes a fun-filled, thoughtful and inspirational kaleidoscope of triumphs, trials, achievements, regrets, longings and hopes.
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    Through Our Eyes (Part-2)
    Through Our Eyes is the story of a group of IIT Kanpur 1990 batch mates looking back at their journey of 25 years after their graduation … the choices they made over their life’s direction, trajectory and veloc     ity. Taking up individual stories and tapping into universal themes — at once light and reflective, irreverent and profound — the film becomes a fun-filled, thoughtful and inspirational kaleidoscope of triumphs, trials, achievements, regrets, longings and hopes.
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    Mangalachar
    It is a story of a young bride and her life’s journey as seen before and after she is stricken with brain cancer. With the backdrop of her struggle against cancer, the film journeys to explore the softer issues which are currently being overlooked by the modern technology overloaded treatment practises for life-limiting diseases like cancer. In the process the film tries to highlight the importance of more economical and more meaningful ways of dealing with such deadly diseases like cancer.
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    The Call of the Bhagirathi
    The film depicts the struggle mounted by these hill people to save not only their assets and livelihood but their way of life as it had existed for generations. The tragic reality of ordinary people being uprooted from the shores of their beloved river,to be supplanted, sometimes forcibly, on an alien land, with nothing more than barren rocks. The film predicted the devastating earthquake of Uttarkashi.
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    Shores Of Silence
    Shores of Silence: Whale Sharks in India is a landmark film by Mike Pandey that brought about major legislative changes to protect whale sharks worldwide. This documentary depicts the needless killing and harve     sting of whale sharks by poor Indian communities. 1. THE GREEN OSCAR -Winner of the Worlds most Prestigious GREEN OSCAR / PANDA AWARD, Wildscreen Festival, Bristol, UK - 2000 2. The Citta Di Toronto at the Cinemambiente Awadrs - 2001 3. The 6th Sichuan TV Festival , China - 2001 4. The Honour of Knowledge Award at Baristlava, Slovakia - 2001 5. The Golden Jury Award, Worldfest, Houston- 2002 6. The Rolls Royce, Commonwealth Broadcasting Award, UK- 2002 7. Ecofilm, Award in the Category of Documentary, Oct 2002 8. Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic Award, Nov 2002 9. Wildlife trust of India, Endangered Species Award, 2002 10. Vatavaran 2003 Prithvi Ratan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Conservation, November 2003 11.National Award for Best Adventure & Exploration Film, 2005
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    The Last Migration
    "The film depicts a 42-day wild elephant capture operation in Madhya Pradesh, India. Driven out of their home range in Bihar, due to excessive deforestation; a herd of wild elephants migrated to eastern Madh     ya Pradesh 300 kms away, where the sterile teak plantations could not sustain the herd. Desperate for sustenance they went on a rampage and created havoc amidst the terrified tribals of the remote district of Sarguja – where elephants in the wild have been unheard of, for more than a century. A team of trained elephants was brought in to capture the herd. The film portrays the man-animal conflict and its repercussions; the tussle between the ancient pachyderm and the tribals of the forest. It also digs deeper and finds that this is actually a manifestation of a more vicious cycle; the disruption and devastation of the balance in Nature by mankind's relentless and unsustainable obsession with power and development. "
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    Vanishing Giants
    This documentary is a protest and demand for immediate cessation of capture of elephants in this brutal way and a call for policy changes if elephants are to be protected. This film exposes the cruel and archaic methods of capture being used with no concern for the animal, a protected and endangered species. The torture and subsequent death of a young tusker in a capture operation authorized by the government prompted Mike Pandey to stop filming on Elephants in Crisis and turn it into a Documentary.
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    Maliwood Talks (Hindi)
    Disaster invites more devastation is a thought not welcome in Malegaon. Communal riots stemmed  a film industry that brought nomalcy through entertainment. Though the films were remakes of Bollywood films, they attained distinctiveness through local artists, languages and themes. With harmony amongst religions restored they address local issues through songs. Despite  problems such as budgets, piracy, technology, facility and lack of Government support the industry still continues film making with enthusiasm.
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    Maliwood Talks
    It is an inspiring story about a "Malegaon film Industry " populaRLY KNOWN AS "Maliwood . The Journey that began 13 years ago making films with low budget T.V.Serial.