Cinema in Flux - Filmed narratives of a subcontinent in transition.
South Asia is transitioning through profound geopolitical changes. There are multiple fault lines in our society as the subcontinent races to become part of the developed world. Rise of new political ideologies in the age of new media and the concurrent changes in civil society are naturally part of the narrative in South Asian cinema. This provides an opportunity for filmmakers to create cinematic works that engage and challenge the audience in fundamentally new ways.
We bring together five stalwarts of South Asian Cinema who have firmly established themselves as the most outspoken and important voices for their people. But making films away from the mainstream comes with its unique set of challenges including systematic resistance from the state. The panel discusses the current state of independent cinema in this fluid socio-political landscape.