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Thursday, August 18, 2022

documentary film


How Urf, the documentary on Bollywood look-alikes that's headed to IFFR 2022, got made

January 04, 2022 12:58 pm

Filmmaker Geetika Narang Abbasi on being fascinated by the celebrity look-alikes in the Hindi film industry, the quest to finding them and making the film, which will be premiere in the Cinema Regained section

What the show 'My Octopus Teacher' taught me

January 04, 2022 12:57 pm

Filmmaker Craig Foster has shown that one doesn't need half of Africa to make a grand nature film, a camera, a local patch/garden/forest, lots of curiosity, observation and patience are good enough

Explained: Life-lessons from My Octopus Teacher

April 29, 2021 1:26 pm

Craig Foster talks at length about the impact the octopus has on his life, and how his relationships with other human beings also changed. He also attributes the ‘gentleness’ in his son — now a diver himself — to the thousands of hours spent in nature.

What the Nation Needs to Know: Stories of real India showing at the ChangeChitra festival

September 04, 2020 12:05 pm

From community displacement to women’s grit, a short-documentaries festival by Video Volunteers goes online to bring to us stories of myriad challenges and success

The Social Dilemma trailer: Netflix documentary explores the evil side of social media

August 28, 2020 9:54 pm

It is not trolls who are the real villains, according to The Social Dilemma. While they do abuse and disparage while hiding behind anonymity, it is the social media sites themselves that enable this behaviour.

After 377, career options have opened up for transgender persons: Filmmaker Naveen

October 24, 2020 2:27 pm

Naveen's new documentary Singular: The Queen of Success is a first-of-its-kind film that traces the journey of trans model Archie Singh.

Documentary about a farmer, whose story is emblematic of Uttarakhand’s ‘ghost villages’, is going to the Oscars

October 06, 2019 5:08 pm

The win at the “Oscar qualifying” festival has ensured the film a direct entry into the 92nd Academy Awards, to be held in 2020.

10 documentaries to watch in the holidays with your kids

March 25, 2019 10:42 am

Enjoy your holidays by watching these engaging and educative documentaries on various interesting topics with your child.

Jackson estate sues HBO for $100 mn over Leaving Neverland documentary

February 22, 2019 1:14 pm

The Jackson estate had called Leaving Neverland "the kind of tabloid character assassination Michael Jackson endured in life, and now in death". It is set to air on HBO next month.

Hanging on a Thread

August 08, 2018 1:20 am

A documentary sheds light on the dying art of weaving in Varanasi- how the practicing artisans took pride in it, and now with the passage of time, the looms, neatly kept, lie untouched.