Documentary

  • Old documentary on Mahatma Gandhi now in digital format 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A documentary on Mahatma Gandhi containing "rarest of the rare" video footage, including Bapu's first interview to a foreign journalist, has been digitised and will be available for public viewing soon. "Mahatma Gandhi, 20th Century Prophet", an 1941 documentary made by travelogue writer and journalist A K Chettiar...
  • Watch: 'Katiyabaaz' features a local vigilante who steals electricity for Kanpur's poor July 22, 2014

    'Katiyabaaz', a film directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, highlights the issues faced by Kanpur due to power cuts and failures from the perspective of Loha Singh, a local katiyabaaz who, with an almost vigilante like attitude, steals electricity for the locals of the town.Winner of the National Award...
  • Watch: Trailer of Shweta Prasad's documentary film 'Roots' July 5, 2014

    Shweta Basu Prasad, the National Awardwinning child star of such films as Iqbal and Makdee is all grown up now. The actress has in fact directed a documentary titled Roots, on the relevance of Indian classical music, for which she interviewed leading luminaries of the Indian music industry including Ustad...
  • Watch: 'The Internet's Own Boy The Story of Aaron Swartz' June 30, 2014

    'The Internet's Own Boy,' a documentary by Brian Knappenberger, tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself on January 11, 2013 at the young age of 26. Swartz, who helped create an early version of the Web feed system RSS and was facing federal...
  • From cannibalism to atomic wounds, here's a list of 10 most disturbing documentaries ever made June 26, 2014

    As a vibrant, visual medium, documentaries usually succeed in portraying undiscovered or uncaredabout topics far better than a book or an article. A wellresearched and wellshot documentary can change the perception of a person, totally and irrevocably. The following list features some of the most chilling documentaries on a series...
  • 'Being Bhaijaan' first look: A documentary on Salman Khan fans and his impact on their idea of masculinity June 26, 2014

    If Shah Rukh Khan can have one, why not Salman Khan? Filmmakers Shabani Hassanwalia and Samreen Farooqui are soon going to release a documentary on Salman Khan's fans. The film is currently in the post production stage and will not only take a look at the actor's huge fan following,...
  • Indianorigin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • 'The World Before Her' director Nisha Pahuja says she doesn't want to direct Bollywood films June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Nisha Pahuja, the director of awardwinning documentary 'The World Before her', says she is keen to direct more such real stories instead of going for a career in Bollywood. The Indiaborn Canadian filmmaker has previously directed documentaries 'Diamond Road' and 'Bollywood Bound'. "I will never direct a Bollywood film,...
  • Watch: Anurag Kashyap speaks about Nisha Pahukas documentary The World Before Her June 6, 2014

    After winning accolades at various film festivals, director Nisha Pahuka's documentary 'The World Before Her' will release in India on Friday. CNN IBN's Rajeev Masand catches up with the two artistes. ...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Oscars 2014: '20 Feet from Stardom' wins best documentary feature March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers' '20 Feet from Stardom' won Oscar for the best documentary feature at the award ceremony held here Sunday. The movie is about background singers heard on many of the 20th century's greatest songs and have made a crucial contribution to the world...
  • German to make documentary on Bihar farmer March 1, 2014

    A German has come all the way to a village in Bihar's Nalanda district to make a documentary on a farmer who set a paddy cultivation record. "We are here to shoot a documentary film on life of Sumant Kumar, his farming technique and lifestyle," said Munich-based journalist Vetina Vez, who...
  • 'Bidesia in Bambai' review: This city also belongs to the migrants February 19, 2014

    In Surabhi Sharma's latest documentary 'Bidesia in Bambai', music addresses desires otherwise not acknowledged in society. The 90 minute film shows us the world of the local Bhojpuri music produced in Mumbai. These songs give us a peek into the imagination of the UpBihar migrant in the city, the 'bidesia'...
  • I feel a little different about sex now: Britney Spears December 25, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears, 32, says she loves to have an active sex life, but at times she feels she is too old to have fun in the bedroom. Spears, who is currently dating David Lucado, has made the revelation in her documentary 'I Am Britney Jean', which aired in...
  • Michael Jackson's children led 'secluded' life, claims a new documentary December 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: Late pop star Michael Jackson's Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11, have opened up about their lives with their late famous father in a new documentary 'Remembering Michael'. They had little idea of what went on outside the walls of Michael Jackson's highsecurity Californian ranch, Neverland. "There are...
  • 18 must watch films at Sundance Film Festival 2014 December 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films. The premiere list, announced Monday by the festival, features a wide range of genres, from comedies to mysteries, and is...
  • Oscars 2014: List of 15 finalists for the Best Documentary award December 4, 2013

    New York: The Academy Awards has winnowed the best documentary field down to 15 finalists that include the Indonesian death squad examination 'The Act of Killing' and the backup singer tribute '20 Feet From Stardom.' Also making the shortlist are: 'The Armstrong Lie,' 'Stories We Tell,' 'Tim's Vermeer,' 'Blackfish,' 'The Square,'...
  • Watch: Madness pays off, finally Rajinikanth fans get their own film November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajinikanth's popularity is beyond just films. He is one man who can start a political debate by a simple gesture. He is someone who has never hesitated in showing the bald patch on his head to millions of his diehard fans. Now, a documentary has come up which...
  • Viral: Watch what the youth of 1947 thought about turning 20 in 1967 November 23, 2013

    Those born on Independence Day in 1947 were selected from different parts of India and interviewed to know their hopes and desires,ambitions, hobbies, fears and frustrations and the result is this unique film. Directed by SNS Sastry, this film is called 'I am 20' as it was made after 20...
  • Roman Polanski's documentary on racing comes to limelight after 40 years November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Weekend of a Champion,' a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The PolishFrench filmmaker, 80, had all but forgotten...
  • Fire In The Blood: Why this documentary is so important October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Dylan Mohan Gray's hard hitting documentary 'Fire In The Blood' has generated a good buzz throughout the globe. Now, the film has been released in India and is receiving rave reviews. Dylan speaks about the struggle and the wide canvas he covered during the research for 'Fire In...
  • Sacro GRA: First documentary to win Golden Lion at Venice Film Fest September 8, 2013

    Venice: The Italian film 'Sacro GRA' about people living along the ring road around Rome was chosen as the first documentary ever to win the Golden Lion for best film on Saturday at the 70th Venice Film Festival. It also was the first Italian production in 15 years to win the...
  • Deepti Naval's documentary on Balraj Sahni hits roadblock May 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Films about Indian cinema's legendary personalities are still a rarity. And one of those rare attempts is being made by Deepti Naval she is keenly interested in making a nonfictional film on the life and times of that amazingly naturalistic actor Balraj Sahni, but facing certain problems. Deepti, who...
  • Camera rolling for documentary on Kolkata's Jews May 22, 2013

    Kolkata: A new documentary is on its way to showcasing the status of the dwindling number of Jews in the city through the eyes of the youngest member of the community. Filmed by director duo Jaydip Mukherjee and Aloke Banerjee, the documentary will focus on Shalom Israel, caretaker of the Jewish...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it May 4, 2013

    Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, yet we're little aware of the man who painstakingly restored Dadasaheb Phalke's work as well as several other silent pictures and talkies, and then built our country's moving pictures archive, one film can at a time. The documentary 'Celluloid Man',...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' May 17, 2013

    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director Alfred Hitchcock. With due respect to Alfred Hitchcock's ideas, I dare say that here is a documentary which is far more relevant and heavier in content than most of the feature films where god is not...
  • Filmmaker who rescued Romanian orphans is killed March 30, 2013

    California: A documentary filmmaker known for helping rescue children from squalid Romanian orphanages in the early 1990s was fatally shot following an apparent dispute over the trimming of shrubbery outside his Southern California home, officials said Friday. John Charles Upton Jr., 56, was found dead Thursday on a dirt path in...
  • Abhinav Tiwari's next features fatherdaughter relationship March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, who tackled the issue of human trafficking in his debut feature film 'Oass', is now working on a film which will revolve around the story of a daughter and father. "The new film is a story about a father who is on a joureny to...
  • Documentary film festival 'Signs' begins on Feb 10 February 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram The international documentary and short film festival 'Signs,' being conducted by the Federation of Film Societies of India, would begin here from February 10. The sixday festival would promote the culture of making digital videos, a release from FFSI here said. The state Cooperative Bank auditorium would be the venue of...
  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha November 16, 2012

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by USbased filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. "Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The documentary film...