Point Blank with Anand Patwardhan

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 05:30 Written by  Published in Point Blank Show

Anand Patwardhan has spent three decades making documentaries on important political and social issues. 'Raam Ke Naam', made a year before the Mumbai riots informed the people of the brewing animosity prior to the riots and motivations of political parties that ultimately led to the drastic actions of the Hindu militants.  His documentary 'Father, Son and the Holy War' explores in two parts the possibility that the psychology of violence against "the other" may lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood."

In spite of winning National and International awards for his documentaries, Anand has battled severe censorship for virtually all of his films through decade long battles with the government to ensure his documentaries be aired on National Television.  From patriotism to matriarchy to Gandhi, his activism through his chosen medium of documentaries, Anand speaks about this and a lot more.

To know more about Anand Patwardhan and his documentaries and other interviews, please visit http://www.patwardhan.com

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