Meryl Sebastian
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Meryl Sebastian

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Lost and Found

On the documentary 'The Lost Music of Rajasthan', the effort to revive the state's folk arts and its impact on the artists.

Riff Diaries / February 2014

The Sound of Desert Folk

Highlights from a workshop on the musical traditions of the Manganiyar, Rajasthan's best known musical community.

Riff Diaries / February 2014

Drumming up a Dance

On the chang drummers of the Shekhavati region of Rajasthan.

Riff Diaries / February 2014

Winter of Content

Interview: Filmmaker Julian Polsler talks about his film 'The Wall', the identity of Austrian cinema and its filmmaking community.

The Big Indian Picture / January 2014

Brillante!

Interview: Brillante Mendoza on his journey as a filmmaker, the resurgence of alternative cinema in Phillipines, its audience and state support. (with Rishi Majumder)

The Big Indian Picture / January 2014

Hands That Rock the Cradle

A report on the furore following actress Shwetha Menon's decision to incorporate the footage of her giving birth, in a film.

The Big Indian Picture / September 2013

"Even our name is banned in Iran."

Interview: In conversation with Hana Makhalbaf. On her process, the politics of her films, the influence of her father Mohsen, studying at the Makhmalbaf Film School and her aspirations as a filmmaker.

The Big Indian Picture / August 2013

"I want real people in the films."

Interview: In conversation with Samira Makhmalbaf on the process, politics and aesthetics of her films and on working with her father.

The Big Indian Picture / August 2013

Moving Images from the Ghetto

On how the cinematic culture of a slum in Orlem, Malad shapes identities and the idea of home for its residents.

The Big Indian Picture / July 2013

Play It Back

On musician and composer Pankaj Mullick and his contribution to Indian film music.

The Big Indian Picture / July 2013

The Name of the Rose

Piecing together the various narratives on the life of Rosy, Malayalam cinema's first actress. A dalit woman ostracized for daring to play an upper caste character on screen.

The Big Indian Picture / June 2013

The Big Jinx

An investigative report on the flawed system that determines India's entry to the Oscar's Best Foreign Language category. (with Alyssa Lobo)

The Big Indian Picture / February 2013

All Together Now

On the burgeoning trend of collaborative filmmaking.

The Big Indian Picture / January 2013

2 Questions with Ang Lee

Interview with the Academy Award winning director on adapting 'Life of Pi'. (with Alyssa Lobo)

The Big Indian Picture / November 2012

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