Documenting reality

Print edition : November 13, 2015

"Celluloid Man", a documentary on P.K. Nair.

A poster of "An American in Madras".

Anand Patwardhan filming the agitation organised by the Carbon Malineekarana Virudha Samithi on the day it completed 1,000 days at Karimugal in Kochi. A file picture. Photo: Johney Thomas

Reena Mohan. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Deepa Dhanraj. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Rakesh Sharma deals with a wide range of themes. Photo: Anu Pushkarna

Satyajit Ray. His felicity with the motion picture extended to the documentary.

The book is perhaps the most comprehensive commentary yet on India’s independent documentary films and is a vital and timely document that brings to the limelight the chroniclers of untold stories.
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