Anamika Bandopadhyay is an artist / activist. A filmmaker, published author, cultural critic, academician and a social researcher based in USA.
She met Michaelngelo Antonioni at the very early age that changed her life and soon was initiated into cinema through the films of Andrei Tarkovsky. Aboriginal culture and her association with these communities has changed her worldview in regard of love and cinema.
Name: Anamika Bandopadhyay
Occupation: Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Screenwriter and Sound Designer
The Third Breast
Film (Documentary, Comedy and History) Director On December 16, India became the headline on all the recognized International newspapers and bulletins, for her daughter Jyoti Singh. Jyoti (age 23) was brutally beaten and gang-raped and finally died. The media attention and the public discourse reached a crescendo around this horrific event. Well, it was not a one-off case of sexual violence, but it did circulate the term 'rape-culture' in the public discourse. Everyone was talking about Rape and sexual misbehaviors, even my 11 years old son. Only few days back he attended the maturation curriculum here in the US, the curriculum which is almost nonexistent in India. The teachers asked me whether we have such awareness programs in Indian schools too. I said "No" and fumbled. Here begins my journey/story. I fumbled and came to a halt, because the whole history of a hypocritical society unfolded in front of my eyes. For nearly the last 3,000 years, India had been depicting and revealing the secrets of the human body and eroticism, ... Written by Anamika Bandopadhya and Abhijit Kundu
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Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actor A lush, visual exploration of the transcendental space between memory and dream.
Film (Documentary) Director At present, the people of Jangalmahal are in a real state of horror. However, given the recent changes in the political landscapes of West Bengal, this current state of fear is not happening in isolation, rather, it is intertwined with previous incidents that have taken place in Amlashol, Singur, Lalgarh and Netai. In all these cases, we have seen the dreadfulness of the ruling party and the grit of the peoples' resistance there. The bloodiness of the peoples' resistance not only shook the ignominious foundation of the ruling party of West Bengal, but also has brought changes into the urban life that we live in the modern days. It was on November 8, 2008 that I, along with some dignitaries, went to Jangalmahal. I saw the plight of my tribal co-citizens and their anger towards the injustices that they have been subjected to over all these years. Since that day, I have always felt the need to document the lives of the residents of Jangalmahal, and that, on film. It was however, the ... Written by Anamika Bandopadhyay
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University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)