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‘Harlan County, USA’: A powerful and landmark documentary about miners’ woes

By Arun Kumar
Harlan County, USA isn’t afflicted with the liberal guilt that seems to be problem with many sentimental, issue-driven documentaries of contemporary era. Kopple’s Harlan County and her other masterpiece American Dream (1990) were made with deep understanding of workers’ life.

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First Impression: Leslee Udwin’s “India’s Daughter”

By Riti Das Dhankar
“India’s Daughter” does nothing but act like a mirror and by boycotting and banning it, we Indians are doing nothing but giving a loud and clear message that we don’t like to see what we have become.

Natasha Raheja’s ‘Cast in India’ (2014)

By Mosarrap H. Khan
Natasha’s film works on two different registers: first, it reveals to us the extensive labor infrastructure and social life behind the everyday objects that we encounter in the built environment of the city, thereby highlighting our own alienation in modern life; second, it exposes the hazardous working conditions that are masked by the shiny surfaces of our great metropolises.