"The history of INDIA IS NOTHING BUT A MORTAL CONFLICT between buddhism and brahminism"

director's note

“B. R. Ambedkar – Now and Then’ also popularly known as BRANT is my feature length documentary film that explores Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life symbolically, politically, and delves into representation and assertion of Bahujan politics in today’s time. Questioning the institution of caste in India, this film is a commentary on religion, revolution, politics, and the freedom of speech.”

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JYOTI NISHA

Writer, Producer & Director

B.R.A.N.T

For so long in India, Bahujan narratives - especially in the media and cinema have often been appropriated and told through the upper caste lens. Marginalized stories have not been told from the perspective of a hero but a victim. This is where ‘B R Ambedkar Now and Then’ stands different because it not only documents the conflicted zones of Bahujan communities in India but also telling their tales from a Bahujan Feminist’s perspective - a voice which has so long been silenced from mainstream academia, cinema, storytelling, and media.
THE FILM

FILM CREW

JYOTI NISHA

Director/Producer/Writer
Jyoti Nisha is a writer, filmmaker, illustrator and producer based in Mumbai. She has studied Journalism from the prestigious, IIMC, New Delhi, Feature Film & Screenplay Writing from FTII, Pune and has recently graduated with her MA from TISS, Mumbai. She has over 9 years of experience in media.

PA. RANJITH

Co-producer
Pa. Ranjith is a filmmaker and producer based in Chennai. He is well-known for his feature films – Attakkathi(2012), Madras (2014), Kabali (2016), Kaala(2018). Ranjith is also a socially committed artist who has produced various documentaries.

POOJA JAIN

Cinematographer
Pooja Jain is an independent photographer based out of Mumbai, India. She studied at Sir JJ School of Arts and was selected for the emerging Asian Photographer at the 7th Angkor Photography Festival.

SHANKURAJ KONWAR

Music Composer
Shankuraj Konwar is a singer, composer and a record producer from Assam. He has an Assamese album named ‘Baartalaap’ and two collaborations with ‘Rainforest records’.

POOJA DAS SARKAR

Editor/Creative Director
A graduate of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Prague Film School, Pooja  is a writer, researcher, filmmaker and editor. She is perpetually curious about how the story is best told and remembered.

VIMAL MYLON

Post Producer/Music Supervisor
A producer and musician, Vimal has over 8 years of experience in cinematography, sound design and video production. As a producer, Vimal uses his keen eye for detail to execute projects smoothly.

T. MATHAVAN

Animator
Mathavan studied BFA from Govt. College of Fine Arts and has a work experience of more than a decade in VFX supervision and animation.

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