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Documentaries From Around the World

Documentaries From Around the World

The United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is almost here! In the eleven days, UNAFF will present documentaries from October 18-28, spotlighting current events from across the globe including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica,...
Lovesick in San Jose

Lovesick in San Jose

Check out this movie for yourself on Saturday Oct 20, 2018 in San Jose! Details here: https://indiacurrents.com/events/film-show-lovesick/ I watched Lovesick at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, which comes with the usual homey discord of diasporic film...
Female Anger Explodes in Pataakha

Female Anger Explodes in Pataakha

Boom. Female anger explodes on the Hindi cinema screen in full frontal glory in Pataakha (2018). Who other than Vishal Bhardwaj for the job? The writer-director tackles women’s energy head on, by exploring a tempestuous relationship between two sisters, Badki...
Nagarjuna, Nani and Navvulu Make This Work

Nagarjuna, Nani and Navvulu Make This Work

One of the most awaited multi-starrers of the year – Devadas, starring Nagarjuna and Nani has finally been released. Deva (Nagarjuna) is a mafia don who comes to the city after ten years to avenge his godfather’s death. Dasu (Nani) is an innocent doctor who is...
Draupadi’s Rage and Sita’s Sorrow

Draupadi’s Rage and Sita’s Sorrow

“It is an angry film. The film is a warning:” Sriram Dalton, on Spring Thunder (2018), a film that had a world premier at the Bay Area South Asian Film Festival. Spring Thunder, about the blood-drenched politics of uranium mining in Jharkhand, is like a punch, like a...