22 October, 2020

Mani's Worth

Cinema’s aim must be to create questioning minds. Are we there yet?

Mani's Worth

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Docu maker Miriam Chandy’s list of must-watch documentaries

  • Anand Patwardhan Ram Ke Naam
  • Deepa Dhanraj Something Like a War
  • Faiza Khan Malegaon Ke Supermen
  • Supriyo Sen Wagah
  • Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman Born into Brothels
  • Simon Chambers Cowboys In India


The Present:

When I sat down to write this article, I didn’t know it was going to be so difficult. I was suddenly struck by the fact that I was almost being asked to write a tribute to something that had died. It’s almost like saying that socialism is dead! But is it? It’s alive in women’s rights, in patent laws, in eight-hour workdays, in copyright. That’s socialism and not in the hysterical views of idiots who think it means the government should run hotels and who still haven’t got...



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