A special section, ‘Anand Patwardhan: At Work’ devoted to the documentary filmmaker will be presented at the upcoming Cinema du Reel international documentary film festival in Paris (March 21 – 31, 2013).
Ten films by Patwardhan that have been curated by Nicole Brenez, a historian and professor of cinema specializing in avant-garde, will be screened under this section.
The festival will also host a masterclass with Anand Patwardhan.
Patwardhan was awarded the Special Jury prize in Cinema du réel 1986 for his film Bombay: Our City. He is well known for his documentaries on corruption, city slums, the caste system, injustices to women and the nuclear arms race.
The Retrospective is divided into seven segments, each representing the social / political cause Patwardhan has made films on: The Political Organisation Front, The Working Class Front, Trilogy of Fundamentalism 1 (Secularism), Trilogy of Fundamentalism 2 (Nationalism), Trilogy of Fundamentalism 3 (Feminism), The Anti-Nuclear Front and The Untouchables Front.
Films to be screened are:
Kraanti Ki Tarangein / Waves Of Revolution (1974)
Zameer Ke Bandi / Prisoners Of Conscience (1978)
To The Children Of Swat, From The Children Of Mandala (2009)
Hamara Shahar / Bombay: Our City (1985)
Una Mitran Di Yaad Pyaari / In Memory Of Friends (1990)
Ram Ke Nam / In The Name Of God (1992)
Pitr, Putr Aur Dharmayuddha / Father, Son And Ho (1995)
Jang Aur Aman War And Peace (2002)
We Are Not Your Monkeys (1993)
Jai Bhim Comrade (2012)