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In India – ‘Good girls don’t drink, flirt or party’ #Film #Vaw #moralpolicing

New Documentary Shows That Urban India Blames Women For Crimes Against Them Mithila Phadke TNN When filmmaker Padmalatha Ravi decided to make a documentary on society’s perceptions of women, she kept it straightforward. A motley crowd of people—from college students… Continue Reading →

#India – ‘Development at Gunpoint’ in Odisha – Ground Report #Video

    Apr 30, 2013 The vegetable garden of Odisha is going to be submerged and more than 50 villages displaced; and the name of the game is ‘Development at Gunpoint’ — meaning ‘peaceful industrialization’ as the chief minister claims!… Continue Reading →

Invitation-International Uranium Film Festival, Chennai @5feb

ENTRY FREE WHAT: Festival of international documentaries, short films and animation films covering uranium mining, nuclear research, weapons, and power plants and nuclear waste. Discussions led by feature filmmakers and prominent intellectuals. WHEN: Film Fest on February 5-6, 2013. 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Workshop on… Continue Reading →

Chronology of Communication- Anurag Kashyap and Shilpa Munikempanna on 12.12.12 #kracktivism

Pic courtesy- R ajeev bhatt The email exchange between Shilpa Munikempanna, Anurag Kashyap and representatives of Large Short Films and Showhouse can be consulted here  Email, the email exhanges are from September 5th 2012, Nov 23rd 2012 . According to  Shilpa  Munikempanna, a… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to Anurag Kashyap and his 12.12.12 project. #kractivism

121212 LATEST UPDATE CLICK HERE IMPACT OF POSTING THIS LETTER HERE, MESSAGE FROM THE FILMMAKER– ‘KRACKTIVISM” ( Within 3 hours after putting this post- picture abhi baak hai dost :-P) “Shilpa has been refunded the expenses she incurred on making… Continue Reading →

Shyam Benegal and Gul Panag still figure as Judges in Vedanta’s Creating Happiness ” Competition”

  Before this page is censored, here is snap shot Amazing, there is a limit  to which you can lie, or infact hide the truth ??  Is it  ???  No, not for  Ogilvy and Mather and Vedanta They have clearly… Continue Reading →

Annie Zaidi: The artists who took a stand

One of life’s minor joys is finding someone to admire. Not many heroes are left to us, thanks to the mainstream press ignoring instances of quiet, sustained courage, and our own cynicism. I’m sometimes annoyed at ‘positive’ news that translates… Continue Reading →

Vedanta’s PR campaign backfires as Bollywood celebs pull out

A bid by British mining giant Vedanta Resources to repair its tarnished international reputation has backfired after two major Bollywood celebrities withdrew from a film competition supposed to show the ‘happiness’ the company creates. Renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal and Bollywood… Continue Reading →

Happiness Quotient Vedanta’s corporate campaign sparks off a controversy

Buisnessworld , 03 Mar 2012, Prasad Sangameshwaran The hunter becomes the hunted. Adman Piyush Pandey, known for his anti-smoking campaign and a film on the Bhopal gas tragedy, finds himself at the receiving end of a controversy. At the epicentre… Continue Reading →

FTII’s only entry withdraws from Vedanta’s Creating happiness

 Kracktivism works, After my first open letter  Shyam Benegal withdrew  from the jury of the Creating Happiness film competition  on Feb 23 , and Gul Panag whow as also on Jury  had pulled out on Feb 12th, leaving just Mr Piyush Pandey on… Continue Reading →

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