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1.

Father, Son and Holy War

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A film examining the connection between religion, violence and male identity in India today and exploring the possibility that a key to the psychology of violence against "the enemy" is male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood."
VHS
1994
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Amar

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A cowardly hero, Amar seduces a milkmaid, Sonia. As Amar watches silently when Sonia suffers the consequences of their passionate moment, the villain, Sankat, offers her help and confort. Sankat causes havoc in the village before getting killed in a fight with Amar. Sonia is arrested and defended in court by Amar who eventually marries her. The melodramatic subject combined with some unusual surreal imagery makes this film an oddity in the Indian film genre.
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Jang Aur Aman: War and Peace

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Filmed over three years in India, Pakistan, and Japan, this documentary examines the militarization of India and analyzes the human cost that is extracted from its citizens in the name of national security. It examines peace activism in India in the face of global militarism and war, the political turmoil between Pakistan and India, and the effects of 1998 nuclear tests and uranium mining on indigenous populations. Includes interviews with Japanese survivors of Hiroshima. It addresses the influence that the United States exerts as a foreign relations role model to aspiring Third World countries.
VHS
2002; 2001
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Kumar Talkies

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Documents the history of the movie theater Kumar Talkies in the northern Indian town of Kalpi and its place in the lives of the townspeople.
VHS
1998
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Mahabharat: India's Greatest Epic

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Tells the story of the descendants of King Bharata, two families who lived in northern India, perhaps about 1200 B.C. The Pandava brothers lose their kingdom to their Kaurava cousins and engage in a mighty struggle to win it back. Many lives are lost in the conflict. The story illustrates the futility of war. Some of the heroes are taken from history, and some represent human ideals and gods.
VHS
1990; 1995
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Mard

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When the ruler of a princely state fights against British rule and is arrested for his rebellion, the responsibility of bringing up Azad's newborn son falls on Jamuna, who names him Raju and brings him up as her own. Raju (Amitabh Bachchan) grows up to become a thorn in the side of the British much like his father and the British officers are hard pressed to get rid of him. Then Azad comes out of prison and father and son join hands ...
VHS
1980; 1995
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7.

Subah

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Sulabha decides to take charge of a women's rehabilitation center in a small Indian town. There she has to contend with the gross corruption and greed which further exploits and victimises the women in her care. The governors of the institution eventually make life so difficult for her that she has to resign. When she returns home, her husband informs her that he has taken a mistress. Sulabha leaves her home determined to make a life for herself. A national award winner for best film of the year.
VHS
1981
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8.

Rudaali

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A social drama emphasizing conventions of social roles and narrative development through conflict and cathartic resolution of a woman who becomes a "Rudaali" i.e. a professional mourner.
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Rāma Rājya Aura Grāma Rājya Kī Ora

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Program on the Indian political situation from the viewpoint of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
VHS
1991
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10.

Citrahāra

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Program on the Indian political situation from the viewpoint of the Bharatiya Janata Party with song sequences from Hindi motion pictures.
VHS
1991
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11.

Samasyāem̐ Aneka, Samādhāna Eka

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Program on the Indian political situation from the viewpoint of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
VHS
1991
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12.

Vikr̥ta Dharma Nirapekshatā Yā Rāma Rājya?: Āpa Hī Cuniye

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Program discusses the Indian political situation from the viewpoint of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
VHS
1991
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13.

Setu: Tamilnāḍū Meṃ Hindī Kī Sthiti

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On the role of Hindi language to make India as one; documentary with special reference to Hindi language learning in Tamil Nadu, India.
VHS
1998
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14.

Ajaba Śahara: Amarīkā Meṃ Kabīra = Ajab Shahar : Kabir in America

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Live performances of 12 folk songs and bhajans (devotional songs) of the 15th century mystic poet Kabir in two parts; includes glimpses of the tour between concerts including the performers' impressions of North American and informal performances by local ensembles.
DVD
2008
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Village Man, City Man

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A documentary on the life of a young millworker in an industrial section of Delhi. Follows him on a return visit to his village in Uttar Pradesh. Shows changes and continuities in his life by conversations with his friends at the mill and by observations of how he works and spends his leisure time in both city and village.
VHS
1990
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16.

Rajani

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Trials and tribulations of a working mother in India.
VHS
1980; 1990
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17.

Vishwamitra

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VHS
1990; 1994
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18.

Nanhe Munne Geet

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VHS
1980; 1989
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19.

Disco - Disco - Disco

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VHS
1980; 1994
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20.

Hiba's Golden Hits

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VHS
1980; 1989
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