Saturday, 18 October 2008

KERALA PRESS: THE HINDU (Conference about film and resistance)

Call to resist fascist narrative

New thought: Senior journalist and film-maker Sashi Kumar speaking at a seminar at the IFFK in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

THIRUVANANTHPURAM: Film-maker and chairman of the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Sashi Kumar has said that “cinema of resistance has to resist the fascist narrative defined in Europeanised ideologies.”

Participating in a discussion on ‘Is cinema of resistance possible’ organised as part of the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) here on Tuesday, Mr. Sashi Kumar said by this statement he was not negating the vibrant story-telling folk traditions across the globe. But the narrative films like the ones produced in the Hollywood and Bollywood, which entangled audience and made them supine before the screen, were at the end of the day fascist and should be resisted.

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