Madurai Messenger | Feb, 2013
Using poetry for their documentaries seems to be their favorite mode of storytelling. I was not very surprised when K.P. Jayasankar revealed with amusement that he wanted to be a painter when he was a teenager. His ability to visualize emotions is obvious throughout the fifty-five minute SheWrite.
Read here | PDFin.com | Dec 18, 2012
Twenty years after the riots that shook the 'Maximum City' to its core, he has made a film on the aftermath of the riots called 'Aakhri Panah - The Last Refuge' with three other classmates - which has become their own way of remembering the event.
Read here | PDFThe Hindu | Dec 12, 2012
As teachers of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Anjali and Jayasankar work with many young people. At present, they are working on a documentary on Farooq Mapkar, a bank peon, who is singlehandedly fighting the case against police firing in Masjid during the 1992-93 Bombay communal riots.
Read here | PDFIBNlive | Dec 12, 2012
The School of Media and Cultural Studies (SMCS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai is organising the 5th Cut.In Student Film Festival on Dec 15 and 16.
Read here | PDFTOI | Dec 8, 2012
There is a huge gap between documentary films and its audience, says Anjali Monteiro, professor and dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Read here | PDFDNA | Feb 12, 2012
Through the documentary, the filmmaker duo want to explore the paradox in the lives of the community. The Fakirani Jatts are somewhere in the middle of their glorious past and a present they are coming to terms with. But there is a marginalisation of their tradition, which is apparent everywhere.
Read here | PDFTimeout| Sept 14, 2012
The first few minutes of Breakin’ Mumbai are filled with swagger, an attribute easily associated with b-boying or breaking. Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name” plays in the background as acrobatic moves from the dance are juxtaposed with the song’s attitude-laden lyrics, “Yeah, for those of you that want to know what we’re all about. It’s like this y’all. C’mon.
Read here | PDFMidday | Jun 17, 2012
The documentary, called Breakin’ Mumbai, won the best film award of the year and was screened at the Clapstick International Student Film Festival at SRFTI Kolkata last week.
Read here | PDFThe Hindu | Aug 25, 2011
For the duo who have won 22 national and international awards for their films, an integration of their academic and
filmmaking energies translate into meaningful journeys as documentary filmmakers, researchers on media
consumption, marketing and audience responses, as well.
Read here | PDFThe Hindu | Dec 8, 2010
Making one film and moving on to the next is not what they do. Whether documentaries have the power to move people, demand change, inspire and educate is still debatable. But Jayasankar and Anjali believe in going back to the people, the places they film, and stay connected with them.
Read here | PDFTehelka | Mar 20, 2010
“WILL THIS film benefit us, you think?” Mura Lala Fafal asks his brother. “The world will see how little we have and how we embrace our life,” he answers, “if they understand”. KP Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro’s Two Day Fair is a chronicle of two days in the lives of Mura and his nephew Kanji — musicians, wage labourers and farmers of the Dalit community of Meghwals living along the Indo-Pak border in the Rann of Kutch.
Read here | PDFOutlook | Dec 4, 2009
In Our Family, a moving documentary by Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar, we get a glimpse in the life of a family of three generations of transgendered female subjects, who have connected themselves to each other through adoption. Aasha, the grandmother, lives in Chennai. Seetha, the daughter, lives with her male partner in Coimbatore. Dhana, Seetha’s adopted daughter, divides her time between her adopted and her birth families. The film, while tremendously optimistic, also narrates the difficulties faced by all protagonists within their homes and lives. It would help to see more of these complex stories in the popular media.
Read here | PDFThe Hindu | Oct 7, 2002
MAKING A documentary involves more than a creative bent of mind. A
passion for the cause and intensity of the subject goes a long way in
authenticating the project.
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