In the first week of February 2022, the festival will culminate with a workshop called Visual Diaries showcasing video and photographic documentation of the 2019 national elections in India, and two online panel discussions with a focus on teaching practices, and the state of the art of the Indian documentary.

Date Event Filmmakers/Photo-Essayists Discussant / Moderator
DateFeb. 3rd (afternoon) 2.00 - 4.30 PM EventA Bid for Bengal (70 min; 2021) Filmmakers/Photo-EssayistsDwaipayan Banerjee
Kasturi Basu
Discussant / ModeratorDwaipayan Bhattacharyya (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Artist and Writer, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi)
DateFeb. 4th (morning) 10.00 - 12.00 noon EventElection Video Diaries Filmmakers/Photo-EssayistsAvijit Mukul Kishore, Dwaipayan Banerjee and Kasturi Basu, Nakul Sawhney, Lalit Vachani, Subasri Krishnan Discussant / ModeratorMichael Collins (CeMIS)
Ruchir Joshi (Filmmaker and Writer, Kolkata)
The Visual Diaries project was commissioned and supported by ICAS:MP, an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany.
DateFeb 4th. (afternoon) 12.00 - 2.00 PM EventElection Photo-essays Filmmakers/Photo-EssayistsKarthikeyan Damodaran, Michael Collins, Neha Dixit, Rajan Pandey, Sarthak Bagchi Discussant / ModeratorSrirupa Roy (CeMIS)
Ritajyoti Bandyopadhyay (CeMIS and IISER Mohali)
Date Round table Panelists
DateFeb. 7th (morning) 12.00 - 2.00 PM Round table"The Indian documentary - State of the Art" PanelistsNandini Ramnath (Scroll)
Ravi Vasudevan (CSDS, Delhi)
R.P. Amudhan (Marupakkam, Madurai)
Sanjay Kak (Octave Media, Delhi)
Subasri Krishnan (IIHS, Bengaluru)
DateFeb. 7th (evening) 4.00 - 6.00 PM Round table"Documentary as pedagogy - teaching documentary / teaching with documentary" PanelistsAnjali Monteiro (TISS, Mumbai) K.P. Jayasankar (TISS, Mumbai)
Nilita Vachani (NYU, NYC)
Sameera Jain (SACAC, Delhi) Shohini Ghosh (MCRC, Delhi) Surabhi Sharma (NYU, Abu Dhabi)