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 . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Indian state attacks artists – Poets & performers jailed, driven underground
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 . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Hot Docs 2012 Midpoint Roundup – A guide to the political stuff at Toronto’s fest
The 19th edition of North America’s largest documentary showcase and one of the world’s largest film festivals begins this week, running from April 26 to May 6 in Toronto. With Charlotte Cook replacing Sean Farnel as head programmer, new directions (less films, more focus is the official line), new initiatives (Hot Docs’s very own . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Hot Docs 2012 – The good, the bad, the incomprehensible