Midwives, the award-winning documentary by VOD in South Asia network member Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, is streaming on BBC IPlayer as part of Storyville:
Check out BASA Film Network’s collection of documentaries by Afghani filmmakers on Youtube.
Explore VisionMix, a showcase of exhibitions, screenings, publications and online networking activity that focuses on South Asian artists’ moving image.
Women-centred series Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam by VOD in South Asia network member Meenu Gaur world premieres at the 24th UK Asian Film Festival in London.
South Asian Digital Art Platform
Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar return to Berlin film festival with new web series Dahaad (Roar, 2023, Hindi), co-directed with Ruchika Oberoi and selected for the ‘Future Now – Berlinale Series’ festival section.
As producers, video online platforms are a relatively new player. The history of cinema teaches us that the newer a sector is, the more open it is to women behind the camera. This was so in the early days of cinema and continues to be so with VOD, for now at least, and especially with less corporate, more local platforms. Often, women are also paid less; historically, they have constituted a cheaper labour force than men, in cinema as in other industries. Having found higher degrees of support and even openness from video online platforms, women filmmakers from South Asia are succeeding in changing film festivals’ inward-looking policies.