Manjira Datta
Manjira Datta

Manjira Datta has been an independent documentary filmmaker since 1986. Her award winning films have focused on environment, rural and industrial labour, labour in the entertainment sector, Iyengar yoga, politics, agrarian technology, and discrimination against women among others.

She has also conceptualised and been a line producer for a 26 part drama serial on Adult Education for UNICEF and Directorate of Adult Education. She has been a director and producer for BBC2, Channel 4 (UK), ARD Germany, One World Broadcasting Group, UNDP & TVE, Mayavision (London), MacArthur Foundation (Chicago), Commonwealth of Learning(Canada), UNIFEM, O&M and Tata Steel and other State Government Departments in India.

Manjira Datta continues to make films as an independent filmmaker and lives in New Delhi.

Films with Magic Lantern Movies

  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Manjira Datta

    A thousand Indians drag a meager living from the black swamp where ash and fumes from the power...

    Territory: India
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 550 Rs 800
    South Asia (USD) N/A N/A
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Manjira Datta

    In India the fate of a woman is often determined by the size of the dowry she brings to her...

    Territory: India
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 450 Rs 700
    South Asia (USD) N/A N/A
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Manjira Datta

    The film delves into the crisis in West Bengal's much celebrated land reform and...

    Territory: India
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 750
    South Asia (USD) N/A N/A
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Manjira Datta

    An attempt is being made, since the late 1990s to resolve disputes at the local community level...

    Territory: India
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 750
    South Asia (USD) N/A N/A
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A