Filmmaker Talk: Nishtha Jain
An inspirational, in-depth hour-long conversation with renowned Indian filmmaker Nishtha Jain. Moderated by writer Pamela Cohn, this talk will focus on Jain's creative credo and body of work, featuring excerpts from both The Golden Thread and earlier films.
Run time 60 minutes
Nishtha Jain’s cinema explores the political in the daily, and sheds light on the mechanisms of invisible oppression. Her films peer into the cultural constructs like privilege, cast, class, gender, and reveal their omnipresence in contemporary Indian society.
Jain has also been working across various platforms including scripted film and virtual reality installations. Among the works to be discussed during this filmmaker talk are some of her most known documentary titles: City of Photos (2004), Lakshmi and Me (2007), and Gulabi Gang (2012).
IDFA stands for the power of creative documentary. Documentaries that can connect, inspire and excite. Documentaries that expand the view of ourselves, the environment and the world around us. During this edition of the festival, ITA hosts daily screenings of documentaries and special performances.