Ongoing Workshops and Talks
Noon Forum, Tuesdays
Talks with affiliated faculty and guests in Wright 222
Filmmaker Nishtha Jain
May 21, 2019, 12pm
Nishtha Jain is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. Currently, she’s a Fulbright Fellow attached to the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin. She’s been a Sundance Documentary Fellow and American Show Case Fellow. She has served as a juror at several important international festivals like the IDFA Amsterdam; Zurich Film Festival; Cinema Verité Teheran amongst others. She will be presenting her work-in-progress The Golden Thread, which is an immersion into the sense-scape of industrial textile labour. Animated by the philosophy of Anekantavad – Many Sidedness – the film contemplates itself as a product of an encounter between jute workers, early industrial machines, jute fibre and the film crew.