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Anand Patwardhan

Acclaimed filmmaker Anand PATWARDHAN (1950, India) studied literature, sociology and communication. He has made political documentaries for 30 years, and his films have garnered numerous awards, including the Special Jury Award at Cinéma du Réel for Hamara Shahar/Bombay Our City (1985) and Best Feature-Length Documentary at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam for Vivek (2018). His films have screened at IFFR on multiple occasions, including, most recently, In the Name of God (1992) at IFFR 2023.


(selection) Business as Usual (1971), Waves of Revolution (1975), Prisoners of Conscience (1975), A Time to Rise (1981), Hamara Shahar (1985), Un Mitron Ki Yaad Pyaari (1990), Raam Ke Naam/In the Name of God (1992), The Other Side (1993), Nahi Amhi Vannar Bannar (1993), Pitra, Putra Aur Dharamyuddha (1994), Narmada Diary (1995), Jan Aur Aman/War and Peace (2002), Jai Bhim Comrade (2011, doc), Vivek/Reason (2018, doc series)

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Anand Patwardhan op IFFR

  • In the Name of God

    Beangstigend verslag van een historische tocht van nationalistische hindoes die uit zijn op de vernietiging van een moskee.

    • Focus: The Shape of Things to Come?
  • War and Peace

    Verontrustende, verrassend gemaakte en veelzijdige documentaire over de sociaal-culturele context van de onderschatte (nucleaire) oorlogsdreiging in t

    • Desert of the real