“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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Writer, Producer & Director
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.
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 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 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 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
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.
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.
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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