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Documentary film in India : an anthropological history /
Giulia Battaglia.
imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
description
xviii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1138551732, 9781138551732, 9781315147727
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imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
isbn
1138551732
9781138551732
9781315147727
abstract
"This book maps a hundred years of documentary film practices in India. It demonstrates that in order to study the development of a film practice, it is necessary to go beyond the classic analysis of films and filmmakers and focus on the discourses created around and about the practice in question. The book navigates different historical moments of the growth of documentary filmmaking in India from the colonial period to the present day. In the process, it touches upon questions concerning practices and discourses about colonial films, postcolonial institutions, independent films, filmmakers and filmmaking, the influence of feminism and the articulation of concepts of performance and performativity in various films practices. It also reflects on the centrality of technological change in different historical moments and that of film festivals and film screenings across time and space."-- Preliminary page.
catalogue key
11610923
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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