Don’t Fence Me In




Against the broader backdrop of modern India’s political and social history, this lyrical documentary tells the story of the life of Krishna Sikand, the filmmaker’s mother, from childhood to maturity.



2 minute excerpt


Duration: 55 minutes

Year: 1998

Director: Nandini Sikand

Writer: Krishna Sikand




Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2003.

Bryn Mawr Film Festival, Bryn Mawr, PA 2002.

Reellife: Women, Film, Conversation at College of Santa Fe, NM, 2002.

Cineversity at University of Ulster Film Festival, Belfast, UK, 2002.

Artwallah, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.

Chingari Film Festival at University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999.

Tribeca Film Center, New York City, 1998.




Best Super 8mm film Award 

Philafilm Festival 1999.


Jerome Foundation, Air India, Government of India Tourist Office and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

Keynote speaker and screening

Women & Film Festival at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT 2002.



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