Nirantar Video

Where we see video explorations, co-created, curated, learner generated, to make visible various, hidden Indias.

Making Textbooks Feminist

In 2005, Nirantar worked with NCERT to make textbooks ‘gender sensitive’ (as the request had been phrased). Those Social Science textbooks have been in circulation and in classrooms for 15 years. In 2022, some of the work Nirantar did in chapters around caste was deleted. We made a film about this.

CITY GIRLS

In this 28-minute documentary, we meet Umra and Kulsum originally from Banda, Uttar Pradesh, and now firmly finding their feet in New Delhi. Between theories of gender and migration, diktats of danger and safety, lie the lived experiences of young women in big cities, pursuing an adventure as big as the skies they build their one room homes in.

Filmy Shehar: Ep 3 Queer in Cinema

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore, who is well known for his intimate portraits of people, places and changing urbanisms, leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. Watch the third masterclass on Queer in Hindi films.

Sex [Work] and the City

Kolkata, the city, has been shaped by its location, the wars that have been fought via its ports, the waves of migration from across the borders, and of course, the ubiquitous British presence and its shape shifting morality.

Home Tourist

Throughout the first Covid induced lockdown of 2020, Jyoti sent us her Vlogs. She would take her phone and walk around her village, as if looking for what she left behind. As a certified shehri ladki (city girl), she found herself at an intersection of gazes: looking, and being looked at.

Challenging Coupledom and Creating a New Family

On Pandita Ramabai’s 164th birthday, we bring you a rare glimpse into her life as an image maker and archivist. During the 19th century widow reformation movement, Pandita Ramabai set up Mukti Mission. Here, she created photographs that only archive a precious moment in feminist history, but also challenge the ongoing conjugality project that offer up alternatives to coupledom and the traditional family set-up.

Filmy Shehar: Ep 2 Caste Aur Cinema

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore, who is well known for his intimate portraits of people, places and changing urbanisms, leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. Watch the second masterclass on Caste below.

Disability, Gender, Violence, Home and the City

We spent an afternoon with Nidhi Goyal, stand-up comic and disability activist, who experienced blindness age 15 onwards. She talks about how her city Mumbai changed for her, how notions of safety become fluid when your navigation is defined by dependance, the un-gendering of disabled bodies, and invisible forms of violence that often come within homes and caregiving.

Filmy Shehar: Ep 1 Chhota Shehar

Acclaimed filmmaker Avijit Mukul Kishore leads The Third Eye’s flagship online curriculum called Filmy Shehar. In Episode 1, we explore the small city, the B Town, the periurban; a site of deceit, sexual frenzies, gun toting masculinities if we believe our Hindi films.

Volume 003 City

Our latest edition on the City is now live! This edition brings together those that dream of cities, those who live in cities, and those who build cities.

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