A Fly in the Curry
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A Fly in the Curry
Independent Documentary Film in India

  • K. P. Jayasankar - School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai
  • Anjali Monteiro - School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India


© 2016 | 276 pages | SAGE India

An engaging read that explores independent documentary film in India as a site of resistance.

This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere. 

 

 
Foreword by Arjun Appadurai
 
Acknowledgements
 
The Flight Path
 
Flying Solo
 
Flying Images
 
Flying into the Looking Glass
 
Notes from the Curry
 
From the Curry to the Cauldron
 
Films Cited
 
References
 
Index

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K. P. Jayasankar

K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro are Professors at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, since 1983 and 1988, respectively. They have made over 40 documentaries, and their work has been screened at many film festivals across the world. Jointly, they have won 32 national and international awards for their films, the most recent being the Basil Wright Award for Like Here Like There at the 13th RAI International Ethnographic Film Festival, Edinburgh 2013. They have had four retrospectives of their films: Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala (2006), Bangalore Film Society (2010), Madurai... More About Author

Anjali Monteiro

K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro are Professors at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, since 1983 and 1988, respectively. They have made over 40 documentaries, and their work has been screened at many film festivals across the world. Jointly, they have won 32 national and international awards for their films, the most recent being the Basil Wright Award for Like Here Like There at the 13th RAI International Ethnographic Film Festival, Edinburgh 2013. They have had four retrospectives of their films: Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala (2006), Bangalore Film Society (2010), Madurai... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351505693