DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency


Indien 2023 – Director: Anupama Srinivasan, Anirban Dutta – Original version with English subtitles – Length: 90 min.

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​​Watching television in the evening after a day’s work? This is a distant dream for the inhabitants of the village of Tora on the border to Myanmar who have lived without electricity for decades. The Indian government has left it up to the Naga community to develop their own infrastructure. The people have nonetheless managed to provide for themselves through agriculture and weaving and to install vital solar panels in a targeted way. Michael Kohl



Anupama Srinivasan works as a filmmaker, editor, teacher and curator in Delhi. She is a graduate of Harvard University and FTII Pune and has been working in the documentary film industry for decades.

Anirban Dutta also works as a filmmaker in Delhi as well as a director, photographer and media educator.

Filmography (selction)

Anupama Srinivasan
I WONDER, IN 2009, 70 min.
ON MY OWN, IN 2003, 30 min.

Anirban Dutta
THE LAST RUN, 2019, 37 min.
5 EXCHANGE LANE, 2015, 19 min.
THE MUD HOUSE, 2011, 17 min.


Nominated for the DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency

The films in this series tell stories from countries in transition. They are supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ and are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte Competition, endowed with 5,000 euros. The award donor is the Petra-Kelly-Stiftung.


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Writer: Anupama Srinivasan, Anirban Dutta. Camera: Anupama Srinivasan. Sound: Shreyank Nanjappa. Editing: Anupama Srinivasan. Music: Saskia Rao-de Haas. Production: Metamorphosis Film Junction. Producer: Anirban Dutta.

  • Sat, 5/11/24
    Atelier 1