Nandita Das

On Being a Woman Director

30 May, 2020 - 30 May, 2020

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Prominent actor and filmmaker, Nandita Das, speaks from her personal experiences on what it means to be a ‘woman director’, while exploring the idea of a female gaze, the realities of sexism and more.

Part of the Women in Art & Culture Lecture Series, Das will be seen in conversation with journalist Kaveree Bamzai. 

30th May, 6 pm
Live stream on Zoom and Youtube.

Register for the webinar here.
Watch live on Youtube here. 

In collaboration with the Bangalore International Centre.


About Nandita Das


Nandita Das has acted in more than 40 feature films in 10 different languages. Her directorial debut in 2008 was Firaaq. She was on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival twice, among others. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and is a strong advocate for social justice and human rights. She was conferred the ‘Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French Government. Nandita was the Chairperson of the Children’s Film Society and wrote a monthly column for 8 years in the Indian magazine, The Week. Manto, Nandita’s second directorial film premiered in 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival and travelled to many others around the world. It can be watched on Netflix. Her first book ‘Manto & I’ chronicles her 6-year long journey of making the film. It is available in stores and online.


About Kaveree Bamzai


Kaveree Bamzai has spent over 30 in journalism. The first woman editor of India Today, she has also worked in Indian Express and the Times of India. She is the author of No Regrets: The Guilt-Free Women’s Guide To A Good Life and Bollywood Today.