Simantini Dhuru

Anand Patwardhan has a university degree in Sociology and Communications . He has worked on numerous development projects in rural India, and has been active in defending civil rights and the peaceful co-existence among communities with different religious beliefs. He has also taught courses in film making at FTII (Film and Television Institute of India) in Pune, at the International School of Cinema and TV in Cuba, and in many Canadian universities, His many documentaries include: We Are Not Your Monkeys (1996), Father, Son and Holy War (1995), In The Name of God (1992), Bombay: Our City (1985).In the late 1980s Samantini Dhr u began working at the Cadre of Media Resources and Action in Bombay, an organization that produces audiovisual material on social problems.From 1989 to 1991 she worked as camera-woman and assistant director at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, where she made sever al films, including Learning to Read and Rewriteand Janeev. She has collaborated with Anand Patwardan since 1988, and the two have made several films together, including In Memory of Friends; Father, Son and Holy War; A Narmada Diary.

Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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