Stir.Fry.Simmer. by Vani Subramanian

The film explores memory, nostalgia, belonging, family, community, nation, alienation, desire and disgust, politics, prejudice and power... just some of the many things that food is, and signifies, to all of us.

Thrissur; India (Award)

One-time advertising writer, Vani Subramanian has been a women's rights activist and documentary filmmaker since the nineties. Her work as a filmmaker explores the connections between everyday practices and larger political questions, be they in the areas of culture, food production, primary education, urban development, communalism, sex selective abortions or matters of identity embedded in our food practices. Her films have been screened, and received awards, both nationally and internationally. More recently, Vani has extended her practice to mixed media work.

  • Cinematographers: Basit Jamal, Rajneesh Sharma, Bibhumay Sarangi, Surajit Sarkar, Ngayalpam Luithui
  • Editors: Vani Subramaniam, Kuldeep Gaur, Deshraj Singh
  • Music Composers: DaSaz, Avial, Rawben Mashangva, Bhikhari Thakur
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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