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

First Edition
  • K. P. Jayasankar - former Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai
  • Anjali Monteiro - former Professor, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai
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December 2015 | 276 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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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ISBN: 9789351505693
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