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SOME of the films i watched (and rewatched) so far this year by women directors! there’s a lot of acclaimed documentaries (considering how prolific indian women have been in the realm of documentary filmmaking – always top marks!), but it was also exciting to watch feature length films, both from recent years and those unfortunately forgotten from the 1980s and onwards. ive linked some you can watch online. 

ruchika oberoi - island city (2015) | pushpa rawat + anupama srinivasan - nirnay (2012) | paromita vohra - partners in crime (2011) | samina mishra - the house on gulmohar avenue (2005) | vijaya mehta - pestonjee (1988) | konkona sen sharma - a death in the gunj (2016) | sai paranjype - chashme buddoor (1981) | deepa dhanraj - something like a war (1991) | vasudha joshi - cancer katha (2008) & for maya (1997) | bela negi - daayen ya baayen (2010) | paromita vohra - where’s sandra? (2006) | aparna sen - paromitar ek din (2000) | pamela rooks - train to pakistan (1998)