Framing dilemmas, not solutions
By IANS | Published: July 26, 2020 08:23 AM2020-07-26T08:23:25+5:302020-07-26T08:35:37+5:30
New Delhi, July 26 He is clear that as a filmmaker, it is not his job to bring ...
New Delhi, July 26 He is clear that as a filmmaker, it is not his job to bring about a social change, and unlike many from his fraternity that is not his starting point to making films. "I am intrigued by situations which force me to start looking at life from different perspectives. I do not look for, therefore, do not provide 'solutions' in my films. Considering I am interested in the 'dilemmas', each film is a cathartic experience for me personally. People may call it 'self gratification', but to some extent that's true. My job as a documentary filmmaker is to take you on difficult journeys and share the obstacles, the mishaps, the revelations...," says filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar, whose documentary film 'Janani's Juliet' has selected as one of the official Indian entries for the Oscars, and also won the Best Film at IDSFFK in Kerala.
Since 2012, Kumar has been documenting the Tamil French community in Puducherry, with 'Two Flags', 'Janani's Juliet' and 'To Die a Frenchman'
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