Saba Dewan
Saba Dewan

Saba Dewan is a documentary film maker based in New Delhi, India. Her work has focused on communalism, gender, sexuality and culture. Her notable films include 'Dharmayuddha' (Holy War, 1989), 'Nasoor' (Festering Wound, 1991), 'Khel' (The Play, 1994), 'Barf' (Snow, 1997) and 'Sita's Family' (2001) and have been screened extensively in India and at international film festivals. For the past few years she has been working on a trilogy of films focusing on stigmatized women performers. 'Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi' (2006) on the lives of bar dancers was the first film of the trilogy; the second being 'Naach' (The Dance, 2008) that explores the lives of women who dance in rural fairs. Both the films have been screened widely and have generated critical acclaim. The third and final film of the trilogy is 'The Other Song' (2009) about the art and lifestyle of the tawaifs or courtesans.

Films with Magic Lantern Movies

  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Saba Dewan

    Riya dances in the beer bars of Mumbai to make a living. The documentary follows her from her...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 800
    South Asia (USD) $9 $15
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Saba Dewan

    The Sonpur cattle fair in rural Bihar comes alive every evening when more than fifty girls take...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 500 Rs 800
    South Asia (USD) $9 $15
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A
  • Magic Lantern Movies
    Director: Saba Dewan

    In 1935 Rasoolan Bai the well known singer from Varanasi recorded for the gramophone a thumri...

    Territory: South Asia
    Regions Individual Institutional
    India (INR) Rs 600 Rs 900
    South Asia (USD) $11 $20
    Rest of World (USD) N/A N/A