So glad to be welcoming Subha Das Mollick (again!) to her 2nd documentary talk to the Independent Film Circle, this time on the topic of Satyajit Ray’s documentaries. Her first session a few weeks ago was absolutely amazing.
Message me privately if you would like to join this free event, we’d love to have you.
I’m thrilled to share that the Independent Film Circle‘s next guest speaker will be acclaimed Indian film historian, writer and educator Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay on December 5th. I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Prof. Mukhopadhyay while I was in India conducting research as a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar.
Last year during the lockdown a few friends approached me about joining them in founding an online group devoted primarily to Indian independent cinema outside of Bollywood, and the Independent Film Circle was born. We quickly amassed members in the US, India and Bangladesh and had an incredible year, starting with a 12-week Film Appreciation course led by film director Debashish Sen Sharma.
I’m thrilled to share that a week from today we’ll host a talk by our newest member, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker and educator Subha Das Mollick.
One of her docs, Crosswinds Over Ichhamati, about the impact that the Partition of 1947 had on rural border communities in what are now the nation of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) and the Indian state of West Bengal, is available for free on youtube and quite engrossing.