We work with culture and rights


Our Distribution Initiative

In 2005 we initiated a distribution initiative for independent films and called it ‘Under Construction’. However, due to several changes in laws governing non-profits, we had to shift the distribution wing to Magic Lantern Movies LLP in 2012. Click on the following link to visit the Magic Lantern Movies website to buy DVDs of documentaries, shorts, animation, experimental films (and some fiction too) from India, South Asia and the world.

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Who are we?

Magic Lantern Foundation is a non-profit group working with culture and rights. Established in 1989, MLF has been involved with: Production of documentary films that explore aesthetics and politics; screening, organising film festivals and disseminating films on issues of social justice, culture and censorship.

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Persistence Resistance 2012

The 5th Edition of our film festival, Persistence Resistance was held in New Delhi between 9 and 17 February 2012. Spread over four locations across Delhi, Persistence Resistance 2012 premiered new works from India and the world and presented some never seen before films, providing many opportunities for in-depth interaction with filmmakers.

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