Films by our Friends
In this page we collect the films made by like minded friends of CANVAS. We include films by those groups and individuals who make independent films. The films are mostly political, based on political events and often movements.
Click on the same of the films and visit individual posts about them to learn more, also to watch the film.
A film on State atrocities in Kashmir.
This film focuses on the movement of Singur and Nandigram. It tries to accommodate the debate the rose following the attempted acquisition of fertile agricultural land forcefully by the state to hand it over to big corporates.
This film explores the land debate arising out of fertile land acquisition in Singur for the Tata Motors small car plant. The film traces the roots of the movement the ensued the land acquisition process.
A film on the beginning of the Nandigram movement.
This is a continuation of the earlier film Bujhecho Upen (বুঝেছ উপেন) and covers the second half of the Nandigram movement.
A film on the successful movement in Nandigram that prevented land grab.
This film is the only video documentation of the Kamtapuri movement. This movement is led by the rajbangshis (রাজবংশী) of Cooch Behar Region, who also call themselves Kamtapuris.
This film is about the mindless human rights violation by the police especially in the adivasi regions of Belpajari, West Bengal. Adivasis are regularly harassed, tortured and picked up for being ‘Maoists’.
This film made alongside Bandiramer Ganatantra (বন্দিরামের গণতন্ত্র) dwells on the topic of police atrocities on the indigenous adivasis of the Belpahari region of West Midnapore, West Bengal. The film focuses on the targeting of women folk by the police often resulting in torture and sexual abuse.
This film captures the eviction of the rail colony slums around Dhakuria lake, by the rail lines. The eviction took place in 2005 as the slum was maligning the beauty of the posh region by the South Calcutta Lake.