Contents: Foreword by Arjun Appadurai. 1. The Flight Path. 2. Flying Solo. 3. Flying Images. 4. Flying into the Looking Glass. 5. Notes from the Curry. 6. From the Curry to the Cauldron. 7. Films Cited. 8. References. Index.
This book looks at how independent Indian documentary film reworks the relationship between film-makers, their narratives, their subjects and their audience, challenging the dominant idea of documentary as a discourse of the real. Based on close textual analysis, conversations with film-makers and drawing on Breitrose’s cinéma-vérité film-maker as a ‘fly in the soup’, this work explores the place of documentary within the Indian public sphere. (jacket)