S02 E02: Anushka Minakshi a Ishwar Srikumar

In this episode Neha talks to documentary filmmakers Anushka Meenakshi and Ashwin Srikumar about their film 'Kho ki pa lü' or 'Up Down and Sideways' which was shot in Phek, Nagaland and explores the musical tradition of the Müle community. It was screened at the 19th Mumbai festival in the 'India Gold' section. 00:25 - Intro: Up, Down and Sideways 01:41 - Starting out in film making 04:17 - Root of the film/House hunting/The gift 08:34 - Learning from travelling 10:50 - Overview of the Müle community 12:31 - Meaning of songs/Translations 16:25 - The 10 minute shot 19:56 - Research process/Anushka's MA in music 22:28 - Ethics 24:18 - Politics of the film a Nagaland 28:36 - Sound design process 31:52 - Finding context in everyday working 34:17 - Larger context of the film 37:04 - Maintaining traditions 39:21 - Dealing with uncertainty 41:48 - Personal challenges 46:41 - Nature of collaboration 48:35 - Choice to be independent filmmakers 50:14 - Archive/Pad.ma 53:47 - Next project 54:10 - Advice for creators 55:30 - Recommendations Watch the trailer for Kho ki pa lü / Up Down and Sideways here:https://youtu.be/zJsCbJfICoY Anushka and Ishwar's film recommendation: Rubber Coated Steelhttps://vimeo.com/157655639 Find out about and watch the Padma archives here: https://pad.ma/grid/title For any questions or comments find Neha on twitter @neharthak(https://twitter.com/neharthak) You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcast App on Android: https://goo.gl/tGYdU1 or iOS: https://goo.gl/sZSTU5 You can check out our website at http://www.ivmpodcasts.com/

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