Art Threat: Indian state attacks artists – Poets & performers jailed, driven underground

Last week the award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist Anand Patwardhan, along with Ratna Pathak Shah, Sudhakar Suradkar and Prakash Reddy launched a defence fund for Kabir Kala Manch, a cultural performance group that had been spreading awareness in India on many issues including women’s rights, caste oppression and development inequality. The group is featured in ...

Art Threat: Hot Docs 2012 Midpoint Roundup – A guide to the political stuff at Toronto’s fest

Today is day five of Hot Docs 2012 and unlike last year, a lethal combination of meetings, movies and meanderings have kept me from a daily tally here at Art Threat. No mind, I intend to make up for in the remaining five days of the fest, beginning with this round-up post. At some point ...