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Notes

[1]Poetry and Being.” Translated by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta. In Ghadar: A publication of the Forum of Indian Leftists. Vol. 5: Number 2, July 21, 2002.
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Sukanto Bhattacharya (1926-47) was a poet and political worker in the labor union movement in Bengal. He wrote songs and plays for the leftist Indian People’s Theater Association and was the editor of the children’s page for Swadhinta (Independence), the communist Bengal daily that first appeared in 1945.

[2]Introduction.” Translated by Naomi Lazard. The True Subject: Selected Poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1988. p. 3. Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the leading socialist poet of the India/Pakistan (1911-84) spent several years in prison and in exile in Beirut.

[3] Loosely paraphrased form Faiz’s poem “Elegy.” Translated by Naomi Lazard. The True Subject: Selected Poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1988. p. 59

[4] Julia Lesage, “Feminist Documentary: Aesthetics and Politics.” Tom Waugh (ed.) Show Us Life: Toward a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Documentary. London: The Scarecrow Press. 1984. pp. 223-251.

[5] Paul Arthur. “Jargons of Authenticity.” Michael Renov (ed.) Theorizing Documentary. AFI Film Readers: Los Angeles. 1993. Pp. 108-34.

[6] Bill Nichols. “'Getting to Know You...': Knowledge, Power and the Body.” Michael Renov (ed.) Theorizing Documentary. AFI Film Readers: Los Angeles. 1993. Pp. 174-92.

[7] “Forms, Politics, Makers and Contexts: Basic Issues for a Theory of Radical Political Documentary.” Tom Waugh (ed.) Show Us Life: Toward a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Documentary. London:: The Scarecrow Press. 1984. pp. 318-43.

[8] Indian documentary is now mostly shot on video. Kanwar works entirely in video while Kumar in both film and video.

[9] “Words of Command: Notes on Cultural and Political Inflections of Direct Cinema in Indian Independent Documentary.” CineAction, No. 23, Winter 1991. pp. 28-39.

[10] The film won the Golden Conch Best Film at the 5th International Documentary Film Festival, Bombay 1998 and VHS copies can be obtained from the filmmaker by emailing him at amarvg@del13.vsnl.net.in

[11] VHS copies of the film can be obtained by emailing Pankaj Rishi Kumar at Kumartalkies@aol.com


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