Magic Lantern Movies
School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS


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Magic Lantern Movies (MLM) aims to create a repository of some of the finest films from India and the world – documentaries, fiction, short films, animation and experimental films – and make them visible and accessible to a global audience. We have carefully curated an eclectic range of films that demonstrate diverse issues, expressions and form. The curation is an integral part of our distribution activity and is critical for presenting a collective but plural picture in terms of politics, form and craft. Moreover, this body of work creates a mechanism and tool for us to work with the politics of visibility.
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Magic Lantern Movies

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Directors: Spandan Banerjee

Myth and memory, folk and copyright, home and migration are the larger narratives emerging from the journey of a song from the margins into the urban mainstream.