Free and Compulsory by Malati Rao

Through a series of classroom sessions the Film reveals the efficiency of the mid day meal scheme and teacher-student interactions inside municipal schools in Pune.

Malati Rao is the recipient of the Margaret McNamara Award from the World Bank family network for her thesis film. She holds an MFA degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, and an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Malati has also taught graduate courses in film and screenwriting in India and the US.

  • Cinematographer: Shanker Raman
  • Location Sound Recordist: Susmit Nath
  • Editor: Malati Rao
  • Music: Naren Chandavarkar
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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