Prisoners of Conscience (1978)

 ●  English ● 45 mins

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This incisive documentary features the arrest and detention of political prisoners during the Emergency. It emphasises the widespread practice of arrest and torture both before and after Indira Gandhi’s dictatorial crackdown. The film has interviews with several activists, including Jasbir Singh, member of the youth wing of the Socialist Party; D.P. Tripathi, member of the Students Federation of India; Mary Tyler, an Englishwoman who spent five years in prison and wrote the book My Years in an Indian Prison; Dev Nathan and Vasanthi Raman, intellectuals and supporters of the CPI (ML); and several others, alongside a humane commentary in the director’s voice.

Crew: Anand Patwardhan (Director)

Genres: History

Release Dates: 29 Mar 1978 (India)

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Did you know? This was Patwardhan’s first documentary to be widely screened in India and contains clandestinely filmed footage taken during and after the Emergency period. Read More
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Direction

Director
Film Type:
Documentary Short
Language:
English
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
This was Patwardhan’s first documentary to be widely screened in India and contains clandestinely filmed footage taken during and after the Emergency period.