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India: An Overview: Videos



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See also the UCB Media Resource Center's South Asia Videography


Ahmedabad : life of a city in India.  Madison, [Wis.] : Film Distribution Office, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, [1990?].
    UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3379
Presents the effects of industrialization on the social and economic conditions in the city of Ahmedabad, India. (25 min.)

Calcutta / Louis Malle.  New York, NY : New York Film Annex, [199-?].
      1 videocassette (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
      UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3602
      UCB   Media Ctr DVD 7513
Documentary about the city of Calcutta. 

Democracy in crisis / South Productions for Channel Four in association with RTVE (Spain) and SBS (Australia)  New York, N.Y. : First Run Icarus Films, c1991. 
       UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3047
Film moves from countrysides to cities, university campuses to dusty villages, to cover 20 months following Rajiv Gandhi's ouster
in 1989, through his assassination and the violent and chaotic election which followed it. (50 min.)

Division of hearts / directed by Satti Khanna and Peter Chappell ; written by Satti Khanna ; produced by Mistral Films.  New York, NY : First Run Icarus Films, 1987.
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C.1879
       UCB   Media Ctr DVD X3398
Ordinary people tell of their experiences during the 1947 partition of India. (57 min.)

Gandhi / Columbia Pictures in association with Goldrest Films ... [et al.]. Burbank, CA : RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, c1986, c1982.
    2 videocassettes (VHS) (188 min.) : sd., col., stereo ; 1/2 in.
    UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 999:203 pt. 1-2 (1986)
    UCB   Media Ctr DVD 927
Follows Gandhi's life from young lawyer through his historic struggle to free India from colonial rule. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, including Best picture. 

The Home and the world / [produced by] National Film Development Corporation of India.  Los Angeles, Calif. : Embassy Home Entertainment,1985. 
       UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 999:905
       UCB Media Ctr DVD X9509
Based on: Ghare-Baire by Rabindranath Tagore. Set in 1907-1908 in Bengal, a sheltered woman's love is tested when her husband invites his boyhood friend to stay at their home while organizing a boycott of British goods.  Much to her husband's dismay, she not only falls in love with his friend but also joins his quest for political justice. (130 min.) 

India : the turmoils of the century / a film by Arnaud Mandagaran ; co-production of France 3 and Point du jour.  New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1994.
       UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3961 Pt. 1-2
Documentary tracing the past century of the Indian subcontinent, chronicling Gandhi's independence movement, World War II with the subsequent British withdrawal, and the partitioning of India and Pakistan.  It details the riots and pogroms that followed, and
charts the political fortunes of the Nehru and Bhutto families. In addition to detailing internal politics, the film also shows the role of India and Pakistan with regard to the Soviet Union and China. (120 min.)

The JVC video anthology of world music and dance. South Asia / producer, ICHIKAWA Katsumori (JVC).  Tokyo : JVC, Victor Company of Japan [production company], 1988 ; Cambridge, MA : Rounder Records [distributor], [1990].
      3 videocassettes + guides.
      UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3524-3526

Life and death of a dynasty / produced by Drew Associates; directed by Anne Drew.  Los Angeles, Calif. : Direct Cinema Limited, 1991.
       UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 2148
For most of the past half-century, modern India has been a democracy ruled by three charismatic individuals -- Jawaharal Nehru, his daughter Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi. The film explores their lives and national ambitions. (90 min.)

Newstrack : the newsmagazine to watch / Living Media India Ltd.  New Dehli, India : TV Today, 1988- .
       UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 1820
A monthly review of major news stories of India. (90 min.)

There'll always be stars in the sky : the Indian film music phenomenon / Harcourt Films.  [Newton, N.J.?] : Shanachie Records, c1992.
      1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
      UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3265
      UCB   Media Ctr DVD 1753
The Indian film industry produces 750 feature films a year. This film takes the viewer behind the scenes in India's Hollywood, to meet with actors, singers, musical directors.


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