Sheffield DocFest 2010

A selection of works by esteemed Indian filmmaker Anand Patwardhan.

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Bombay Our City (Country: India; Year: 1985; Director: Anand Patwardhan)
A documentary portrait of Bombay's underclass, observing their economic contribution and social and physical vulnerability.
Father Son and Holy War (Country: India; Year: 1995; Director: Anand Patwardhan)
An exploration of religious violence, patriarchy and masculine insecurity in contemporary India.
In The Name Of God (Country: India; Year: 1991; Director: Anand Patwardhan)
A documentary about the demise of secularism and the rise of religious extremism in India.
War & Peace (War And Peace) (Country: India; Year: 2002; Director: Anand Patwardhan)
An exploration of India's political and spiritual experience of being a nuclear nation, compared and contrasted with the US and Pakistan.
We Are Not Your Monkeys (Country: India; Year: 1996; Director: Anand Patwardhan)
Gender and caste restrictions are criticised in a musical tale of the Ramayana.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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