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Prominent actor and filmmaker, Nandita Das, speaks from her personal experiences on what it means to be a ‘woman director’, while exploring the idea of a female gaze, the realities of sexism and more.
The Museum of Art & Photography in collaboration with the Bangalore International Centre presents Women in Art & Culture – talks by four Indian women prominent in their respective fields.
In collaboration with Museum of Art and Photography (MAP)
The Museum of Art & Photography’s (MAP) mission is to build, manage and sustain a new museum to exhibit, interpret and preserve a growing collection of art and cultural artefacts, motivated by a belief that museums should play a positive role in society. It seeks to bridge art and community and serve as a catalyst for greater public exposure to the important cultural history of the visual arts in the country.
Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 feature films in 10 different languages. Her directorial debut in 2008 was Firaaq. She was on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival twice, among others. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a strong advocate for social justice and human rights. She was conferred the ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Government. Nandita was the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society and wrote a monthly column for 8 years in the Indian magazine, The Week. Manto, Nandita’s second directorial film premiered in 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and travelled to many others around the world. It can be watched on Netflix. Her first book ‘Manto & I’ chronicles her 6-year long journey of making the film. It is available in stores and online.
Kaveree Bamzai has spent over thirty years in journalism. The first woman editor of India Today, she has also worked previously in Indian Express and the Times of India publications. She is also the author of No Regrets: The Guilt Free Women’s Guide to a Good Life (2019) and Bollywood Today (2007).