Make FTII free of political influence, says Dibakar Banerjee

What prompted you, and the other filmmakers, to return your National Awards? We were hoping that someone would hear us, see the logic of the students’ protest, and then act on it constructively. Why did you take so long to join the agitation? If it (the act of returning the awards) was done earlier, someone would have said, “Why now?” Just like someone could say, … Continue reading Make FTII free of political influence, says Dibakar Banerjee

10 Filmmakers Returned Their National Award In Protest & Wrote To President And PM (Full Text)

After writers and scientists, filmmakers have joined the protest in raising their voice against the murders of rationalist author MM Kalburgi, activist Govind Pansare, and in support of FTII students. The 10 filmmakers include Anand Patwardhan, Dibakar Banerjee, Nishtha Jain, Paresh Kamdar, Kriti Nakhwa, Harshvardhan Kulkarni, Hari Nair, Rakesh Sharma, Indraneel Lahiri and Lipika Singh Darai. And here’s the full text of their letter to … Continue reading 10 Filmmakers Returned Their National Award In Protest & Wrote To President And PM (Full Text)