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DARK DREAMS, BRIGHT DREAMS
Persimmon, 2000

Like "The Terrorist", the film has gone on to considerable international acclaim and success. But what is thought provoking about "The Cup", however, is how unlike other Asian films it is - even well-produced ones like "The Terrorist" - and the inescapable irony that a film about encroaching globalization is a truly globalized product.

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INDIA'S CELLULOID HALL OF MIRRORS
World and I, Washington Times 1994

As filmmakers in countries from France to Japan lament that their country's top-grossing films come from Hollywood, the Indian film industry is more than holding its own. Indeed, it might be ventured that within India itself, the popular Indian film, along with its inescapable music, is perhaps the single most important modern force

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MANI KAUL AT FLAHERTY
Wide Angle 1995

" I would like to repeat something Mani told me earlier this morning", I begin to say. But Mani jumps in. "My films have been shown in almost all major film festivals. But today, after twenty-five years", he says, "I feel I have finally found my audience for my films..."

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APPALSHOP IN CHINA
Persimmon, International Documentary 2001, 2003

"Appalshop in China" was conceived of less as a U.S.-China filmmakers' exchange than as an Appalachia -Southwest China regional exchange. In effect, it was an experiment in, and exploration of, a new link, a remapping of culture so to speak...

COTTON TALE

ArtForum, February 2000: "It might be tempting with an ostensibly realistic drama like "Cotton Mary" to simply try and squeeze out as much social and historical information as possible, but that would be to miss out on the film's subtler shadings..."

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A NOTE ON ASIAN FILM PROGRAMMING IN THE UNITED STATES
Black Film Bulletin, British Film Institute 1995

FROM INDIA TO AMERICA

The Emerging Indian-American Cinema, The Whitney Museum, 1996: Catalog essay on the first exhibition of independent films and videos made by Indian Americans as a body of work expressive of contemporary American culture.

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