In Whose Name?

A filmic essay which explores the co-opting of icons by political agendas. This experimental short is told through personal narrative, Super 8mm home movies, Bollywood film clips and comic book art.

In Whose Name 2 min excerpt.

In Whose Name? Filmmaker Nandini Sikand’s Meditation on the Redefining of Hindu Icons in India

Highlights: Currently in distribution with Third World Newsreel ( Awarded Best Short Documentary at Tupelo Film Festival, 2005. Opening Night Film at Tasveer; Seattle’s 2nd Independent South Asian Film Festival (September 2005), Museum of Modern Art, February 2006.

Official Selections & Screenings:

Fourth Annual Indo American Arts Council Film Festival in New York, 2004

The World Performing & Visual Arts Festival in Lahore, 2004

Fifteen Minute Fringe Festival, New Delhi, 2004

Celebrating Women Film and Videomakers at UN NGO CSW Celebrating Beijing + Ten World Forum for Women in New York, 2005

UNIFEM Film Festival in Sarasota, FL, 2005

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 2005

Southside Film Festival in Bethlehem, PA, 2005

28th Asian American International Film Festival, 2005

Artwallah, Los Angeles, July 2005

South Asia Forum, Madison, 2005

2005 GirlFest Film Festival, Honolulu, 2005

Rome International Film Festival, Rome, GA  2005

8th International Barcelona Short Film Festival, 2005

Evil City Film Festival in New York City 2005

Ninth Annual Madcat Women’s International Film Festival, 2005

Boston Asian American Film Festival, 2005

d.u.m.b.o art festival in New York, 2005

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, 2006

2006 Harlem Film Festival, 2006

DOCUSUR, Canary Islands, 2006

Maine Women and Girls Film Festival, 2006

DestinAsian at National Maritime Museum, London, 2008

Bombay Mix Bitesize Festival in London, 2009

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