Magic Lantern Movies (MLM) works in the field of production and circulation of knowledge and culture. We aim to create a discursive public sphere through multiple levels of engagement with the documentary practice. At one end of the spectrum lies our work with research while at the other end is the seemingly contradictory initiative to conceptualise and create a market for documentaries in a situation where traditional markets either don't exist or are prohibitively expensive. And in between lie an entire gamut of activities: production, exhibition, curation, dissemination, training and creating public-access archives of films that are difficult to find in the public domain. The common point of interest in all our different initiatives is our excitement for cinema and the documentary, its content, form, aesthetics and practice.
Magic Lantern Movies LLP is an imprint of Magic Lantern Foundation that has been working with culture and rights since 1989.