Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers

Kishore, S 2018, Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland.


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Title Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers
Author(s) Kishore, S
Year 2018
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Place of publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Subjects Cinema Studies
Screen and Media Culture
Summary Independent documentary is enjoying a resurgence in post-reform India. But in contemporary cinema and media cultures, where 'independent' operates as an industry genre or critical category, how do we understand the significance of this mode of cultural production? Based on detailed onsite observation of documentary production, circulation practices and the analysis of film texts, this book identifies independence as a 'tactical practice', contesting the normative definitions and functions assigned to culture, cultural production and producers in a neoliberal economic system. Focusing on selected filmmakers, the book establishes how they have reorganised the dominance of industrial media, technology and social relations to develop practices that build upon principles of de-economisation, artisanship and interdependence.
Copyright notice © Shweta Kishore, 2018
Keyword(s) Documentary film
Indian cinema
documentary ethics
participatory video
digital video
activist video
ISBN 9781474433068
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