Docu fest in city

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  • Published 7.04.13

Forty of the best new Indian documentary films are being screened across the city as part of a four-day festival, Owlscope: Xrays of a Republic, organised by Kindle magazine in partnership with t2.

“Wonderful documentaries and shorts are made in our country but the mainstream media is not interested in them. I made a documentary on the Silk Route that the producers sold to Discovery for a little more than a crore. There is a market for documentary films,” said film-maker Goutam Ghose while inaugurating the festival at Nandan 2 on Friday.

He also felicitated Amitava Sengupta, the winner of a short-film competition organised as part of the festival. Q, maker of films like Bishh and Gandu, and actor-director Aamir Bashir were the judges.

On Sunday, Shisha Reincarnated will screen Superman of Malegaon at 5.30pm and Oxford Bookstore You Don’t Belong at 6pm. On Monday, the last day, Two Women and a Camera will be screened at Loreto College at 11.30am, Anand Patwardhan’s award-winning Jai Bhim Comrade at JU at 2pm and Whore’s Glory at the SRFTI at 6pm.