Films by Magic Lantern Foundation

TAANA BAANA: The warp and weft of India
A musical journey that traverses history, time, plurality and musical traditions of north India to search for elements that bind this vast, multifarious and complex nation together.
2012, English (subtitled), 23 min

ORANGES AND MANGOES
What happens when it pours in the desert? Or when mangoes grow where there were oranges before… Folk songs about rain and nature in villages of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, and voices of people,  allow us to witness realities of climate change.
2011, English (subtitled), 22 min

UNDER THE WEATHER
Climate change is being witnessed across India. The film shows some efforts by the Mininstry of Environment and Forests in partnership with the German Development Cooperation to support the communities in adaptating to climate change.
2011, English (subtitled), 23 min

PARTNERS IN CRIME
A rollicking trip through the grey worlds of copyright, art and the market in a story about love, money and crime.
2011, English (subtitled), 94 min

MEETHO PAL
A portrait of Anuradha Saigal, a chronicle of her journey from spirited youth to devoted family life as India transitioned from colonialism to independence.
2010, English (subtitled), 75 min

HOME/WORK
Home/ Work tries to unravel some of the complexities and peculiarities of domestic servitude in India.
2010, English (subtitled), 44 min

of_asomoA SCHOOL OF MY OWN
Exploring a very successful intervention by the State of Himachal in education, the film asks: why can’t the the rest of the country do this?
2009, English (subtitled), 33 min

of_rehanaREHANA – A QUEST FOR FREEDOM
Rehana – a woman, a mother, a leader, a symbol of hope – a story about her, her struggles and her vision for a new world.
2007, English (subtitled), 39 min

of_VoicesKUCHH AWAZEN
Three of the most marginalised communities among Dalits give voice to the marginalisation they have experienced for centuries
2006, Hindi/ English (subtitled), 77 min/ 34 min

of_itovIN THEIR OWN VOICE
Two women who have fought all odds and established themselves as leaders in their communities
2005, English (subtitled), 32 min

of_potaTHE (T)ERROR OF POTA
A public tribunal gives a call to put an end to a draconian security legislation
2005, English (subtitled), 105 min

of_kathaTHE STORY TELLERS
On Katha and its mission of taking stories into society
2003, English (subtitled), 46 min

of_bmmBEYOND MONARCHS AND MERCHANTS: A SPACE FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION
What is public broadcasting and if it can become a reality in India
2002, English (subtitled), 56 min

of_ootsOUT OF THE SHADOWS
A film on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
2000, English (subtitled)/ Hindi, 84min / 54 min

of_hohGOA UNDER SIEGE
Impact of large-scale tourism on the locals: their economy, ecology and culture
1999, English (subtitled), 30 min

of_sowSEEDS OF WELL BEING
How health is interwoven with larger issues affecting people’s lives
1999, English (subtitled)/ Telugu, 56 min

of_gusOF HOSTS AND HOSTAGES
When tourism becomes a destructive invader
1998, English (subtitled), 81 min

of_ajtA JOURNEY TOGETHER
Experiences of a women’s group active in Delhi for over 20 years
1998, English (subtitled), 70 min

of_ikIMAGINE KALPANA
Life of the eminent freedom fighter Kalpana Dutta
1997, English (subtitled), 26 min

of_hibA HEALER IS BORN
Women, reproductive health and self help
1997, English (subtitled), 40 min

of_hiatWHERE HEALING IS A TRADITION
Those invisible women practicing folk medicine
1997, English (subtitled), 30 min

of_ggIN SEARCH OF GREEN GOLD
Relationship of tribes with forests and their search of an identity
1995, English (subtitled), 45 min

of_ctvCARRYING THEIR VOICES
An experience of innovative use of video by an NGO in Rajasthan
1995, English, 9 min

of_iamINDRAVADAN MODI
Biography of an industrialist with a difference
1994, Hindi, 26 min

of_perunINNATTHE PERUNTHACHANInnathe Perunthachan
Wood craftsmen of Kerala
1994, Malayalam, 26 min

of_bobBALLAD OF BUILDERS
Construction workers draft a Bill that is never implemented
1993, English/ Hindi/Tamil, 60 min

of_nzhNIYOGI ZINDA HAI !
Workers struggle in Bhilai despite murder of their leader, Niyogi
1992, Hindi, 60 min

of_borBECAUSE OF OUR RIGHTS
A film on forest, forest dwellers and forest rights
1989, English/Hindi, 29 min/ 49 min