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NYWIFT Co-Presents: Breaking Barriers, Sharing Stories: The New Indian Women Filmmakers
As we have witnessed, there has been a remarkable emergence of Indian documentaries at international film festivals, with three Indian documentaries being nominated for the Academy Awards in 2021 and 2022, and one winning an Oscar this year. Many of these documentaries have been made by women filmmakers, including The Elephant Whisperers, A Night of Knowing Nothing, Writing With Fire, The Bengali, To Kill a Tiger, Against the Tide and And, Towards Happy Alleys.
These talented women are breaking barriers and bringing a unique perspective to the field of documentary filmmaking. Through their work, they are shedding light on diverse and underrepresented stories from India and around the world. However, despite their achievements, they often face challenges in funding, distribution, and recognition.
Join us as we hear from some of the most prominent Indian women documentary filmmakers, as they share their experiences and insights. We hope this panel will inspire and empower all those who are interested in the world of documentary filmmaking, particularly women filmmakers.
Speakers include Bedatri D. Choudhury, Kavery Kaul, and Nisha Pahuja.
Moderated by NYWIFT Board Member, Shruti Ganguly.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Time: Reception: 9:30-10am ET / Panel: 10:00-11am ET
Location: MNN on 38th, 509 W 38th Street, NY, NY 10018
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