Indie Docs in India: Aesthetics, Politics and the Practice of Filming-Making

Monday April 16

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Mon Apr 16 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM 208N, North House


Surabhi Sharma
Independent documentary filmmaker

Kajri Jain
Associate Professor, Visual Studies, UTM & Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto

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Aga Baranowska


2:00-4:00 Lecture & Discussion
4:00-6:00 Reception

Surabhi Sharma will discuss the varied impulses that have inspired her film practice over the years. Each of her works posed distinct challenges that helped transform her notions of the documentary aesthetic and form. Surabhi will also explore the vibrant independent documentary scene in India today.

Surabhi Sharma is an independent documentary film maker living and working in Mumbai. She studied anthropology and psychology, and trained to be a director at the Film and Television Institute of India. She has been making films since 2001 and her feature length films have addressed a range of themes including Cities, Globalisation and Labour, Music and Migration, Gender and Health, Environment.

Co-sponsored by

Centre for South Asian Studies
South Asian Development Council
Asian Institute