Two OzDox events in October 2016! Screening ‘So Heddan, So Hoddan’ (Like Here Like There) – 26th Oct, 2016.


OZDOX and AFTRS ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT an extraordinary documentary which shared the 2013 Basil Wright Prize at the RAI Film Festival with The Act of Killing. Set in Kachchh on the border between India and Pakistan, So Heddan So Hoddan (Like here Like there) explores the role of Sufi poetry in the lives of pastoralist musicians, fostering an island of peace within a sea of intolerance and violence. 

The multi-award-winning Indian documentary filmmakers, Anjali Monteiro* and KP Jayasankar have made over 40 documentaries and have jointly won 32 national and international awards. Their films draw on the richness of performance and artistic traditions in India to stretch and reinvent the limits of the documentary form and to dislodge the flows of power in the relationship between documentary filmmaker and subject. Their recent book, A Fly in the Curry: Independent Documentary Film in India (Sage, 2016), is a long-overdue account of documentary in India as a site of resistance.

The filmmakers will speak about their trilogy of films made in Kachchh and the political and aesthetic challenges of independent documentary in India, with Anne Rutherford, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at Western Sydney University. The discussion will be followed by a screening of So Heddan So Hoddan (52 min) and a Q & A with the filmmakers.