Persistently Resistant

Persistence Resistance 2009 is this year's instalment of the documentary film festival founded by The Magic Lantern Foundation. This edition of the festival also brings a special focus on South Asia, its films, filmmakers and the resonance and dissonance of the cultures of the sub-continent.

Magic Lantern and India International Center, where the event is hosted, are most generous. This event is open to all and is free of charge. The dates are April 17-19, and for those who may just be visiting Delhi, India International Centre is at 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi 110003. Do tell your friends in Delhi who might wish to attend or write about the festival... this is an activity that needs to have a wider reach, and more people need to sample the fare on offer- especially when it is so good (and free!).

There is a bunch of well-known filmmakers: Paromita Vohra, Sameera Jain, Pankaj Butalia, Kavita Joshi, Amudhan.... and a bunch of well known documentaries that cannot be seen easily. The films are political for the most part, so drop by, have a look and change your mind... The program is available online, here. And if you want to buy any of the films you see (or wish you could see again) write to us, or explore Magic Lantern films on the Scholars website.