The fiction of nonfiction

Print edition : December 08, 2017

Umberto Eco. The Italian writer grapples with the categories of fiction and nonfiction in his subversively exploratory style in "Six Walks in the Fictional Woods". Photo: SEBASTIAN SCHEINER/AP

"Among the Believers" and "Demons in Paradise" cannot be publicly screened in the countries in which they were made (Pakistan and Sri Lanka)—so much for how democracy and freedom of expression are unravelling in the subcontinent.

"Among the Believers" and "Demons in Paradise" cannot be publicly screened in the countries in which they were made (Pakistan and Sri Lanka)—so much for how democracy and freedom of expression are unravelling in the subcontinent.

In "K2 and the Invisible Footmen", the Brazilian film-maker Iara Lee tells the story of the Tenzings of Pakistan, the unsung porters who accompany mountaineers who scale the peak of K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

Kites bloom in a riot of colours in the Ahmedabad sky in Hardik Mehta's "Amdavad ma Famous".

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