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Film Screening: Velvet Revolution


Film Screening: Velvet Revolution

Join us at British Council Bengaluru for the screening of award-winning documentary film Velvet Revolution, produced by International Association of Women in Radio and Television

The screening will be followed by an interaction with Nupur Basu, the film’s Executive Producer and Director.

Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/214827824

Entry is free. For details, visit: https://www.britishcouncil.in/events/screening-velvet-revolution

In this exciting collaborative film – Velvet Revolution - six women directors take their lens up-close to Women Making News. In a world riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes where journalists are constantly under threat of both, state and non-state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs?

The documentary profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.

About the filmmaker
Nupur Basu is an independent journalist, an award-winning documentary film maker and media educator from India. For the last three decades Nupur has worked in both print and television journalism and reported and filmed documentaries from different regions in the world like UK, Uganda, Switzerland, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and extensively in India.

Formerly a Senior Editor with India's leading channel- New Delhi Television – (NDTV) Nupur has also made several documentaries produced by the UK based Television Trust for Environment (TVE) which include the award winning Dry Days in Dobbagunta, Lost Generations, No Country for Young Girls? These documentaries were telecast on BBC World. Another documentary she directed was the 57 minute Michael Jackson Comes to Manikganj, a bi-media project supported by University of Sussex and Ford Foundation. She was also the country director for the India segment on IAWRT's long documentary on climate change - Hands On.

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