When Three Cameramen Meet

Navroze Contractor and Rahul Roy  |  5 March 2016  |  Bengaluru

The panelists and the moderator of this conversation are cinematographers who work primarily in the non-fiction medium. They make their own films and also shoot for others. This is a discussion about their practice as people who think through the lens, watching and responding to situations, making their films.

Navroze Contractor
Rahul Roy

Rahul Roy graduated from the Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1987 with a post graduate degree in film making. His films have travelled across the globe to various documentary film festivals and have won several prestigious awards. Rahul Roy’s films explore the themes of masculinity and gender relations against the larger background of communalism, labour, class identities and urban spaces. His work has focused primarily on masculinities. Besides film making he has been researching and writing on masculinities. His graphic book on masculinities titled ‘A Little Book on Men’ was recently published by Yoda Press. Roy is the Director of Aakar, a Delhi based trust that works in the area of media, culture and research. Aakar has been engaged in several interventions on masculinities across the South Asian region for more than a decade now.

Avijit Mukul Kishore

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, India. His areas of specialisation are documentary films and collaborations with visual artists on film and video based installation projects. He is actively involved in cinema pedagogy and curates film programmes including ‘FD Zone’ at Films Division and ‘Movies at the Museum’ at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. His films as director are To Let the World In, Vertical City, Certified Universal and Snapshots from a Family Album.