'Cinema and Migrant Crises', an online conversation
For this fundraising event, writer-filmmaker Devashish Makhija
and I will discuss Cinema and Migrant Crises, as well as related subjects, on June 6. The
starting point for the talk will be Devashish’s stunning film Bhonsle —
with Manoj Bajpayee as an elderly Bombay cop who gets caught up in a
conflict between locals and migrants in his chawl — but we will also
talk more generally about Devashish’s work and its concerns (in addition
to making feature-length and short films, he has authored short
stories, tiny tales and children’s books). The link for registration is here. Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.
P.S. here is a piece I wrote about Makhija's short film Taandav, which also featured Manoj Bajpayee as a policeman.