Subasri Krishnan


Lead – Media Lab
skrishnan at iihs dot ac dot in

M.A., Mass Communication, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi;  B.A, English Literature, Madras Christian College, Chennai.


Subasri has been filmmaker for more than a decade. She also heads the Media Lab of the Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS).

Her documentary films deal with contemporary politics. Her first documentary film “Brave New Medium” on internet censorship in South-­‐East Asia, has been screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. The award-­‐winning “This or That Particular Person” looks at the idea of official identity documents, and in that context, the Unique Identity number. The film was adjudged as the Best Short Documentary Film at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), 2013. Her new documentary film “What The Fields Remember” explores ideas of memory, violence and justice through survivors’ narratives of the massacre.

As part of the Media Lab at IIHS, she teaches and curates the Urban Lens film festival. Prior to going to film school, Subasri worked for the academic journal ‘Seminar’.

Selected Publications
  1. Krishnan, S. (2015, February 18). Thirty-two years later, the Nellie massacre remains all but forgotten. The Caravan.
  2. Krishnan, S. (2015, August 22). Memory and forgetting in Nellie. Live Mint.