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Anand Patwardhan (b. 1950) is a documentary filmmaker from India. He studied at the Cathedral and John Connon School, completed a B.A. in English literature at Bombay University in 1970, a B.A. in Sociology at Brandeis University in 1970, and an M.A. in Communications at McGill University in 1982. He participated in the anti-Vietnam War movement from 1970–1972; as a volunteer in Caesar Chavez’ United Farm Workers Union in 1972; in Kishore Bharati, a rural development and education project in Central India in 1972–1974; and other movements for civil liberties and democratic rights. His War and Peace, made in 2001 was in the news when the CBFC (Central Board for Film Certification), India (more popularly known as censor board) refused to give a certificate to the film without making cuts and the then government did not allow Indian films without certificates to be entered in the government sponsored film festivals. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Cathedral and John Connon School is a school in Mumbai, India. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American as was T.S Eliot, Salman... The University of Mumbai is one of the outstanding universities of India. ... Social interactions and their consequences are the subject of sociology. ... Brandeis University is a private university in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, non-denominational, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... César Chávez, middle-aged César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) founded the National Farm Workers Association that later became the United Farm Workers. ... Civil liberties is the name given to freedoms that protect the individual from government. ...


  1. A Time to Rise (1981). Concerns Indian immigrant farm workers’ efforts to unionize in Canada.
  2. Bombay Our City (1985). On slum dwellers.
  3. In Memory of Friends (1990). On rebuilding communal harmony in Punjab.
  4. 'Ram ke Nam(In the Name of God)' (1992). On the rise of Hindu fundamentalism and Babri Mosque.
  5. Pitr, Putr aur Dharmayuddha(Father, Son and Holy War) (1995). Concerns the patriarchal roots of violence in India.
  6. A Narmada Diary (1996). Won the Grand Prize at the Earth Vision Film Festival in 1996.
  7. Jang Aur Aman (U.S.: War and Peace) (2001). Traces the development of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan. Won the Grand Prize at the Earth Vision Film Festival in 2002.

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Interface With Anand Patwardhan By S Prince & Anand Patwardhan (1355 words)
Anand: I am a maker of documentary films and I have been in the field for over 30 years.
Anand: The most dangerous evil in the entire world that it harming humanity is the caste system.
Anand: Dr. Ambedkar and Jothi Baphule were the pioneers; and the struggle is still continuing.
Films of Anand Patwardhan (480 words)
The recent telecast of Patwardhan's Ram ke Naam, a hard-hitting documentary on the build-up of religious frenzy leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid is only a small battle won for him.
Patwardhan looks at his latest victory with a glimmer of hope, "at least we have some kind of democracy, the government and the establishment might not like a film, but they indirectly recognise it when an independent jury appointed by it gives the work an award.
Patwardhan, who has been an activist ever since he was a student in the US where he participated in anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, makes his motive behind making films clear.
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