CPS aims to engage with various policy issues by using different approaches. This pushes us to engage with different forms of text and information, which includes going beyond traditional academic resources and learning from other media and sources of knowledge. With this in mind, we organise Atelier: Talking Policy Through Cinema every year, showcasing cinema from across the country. These films, a mix of documentaries, short films, and features films, explore various themes ranging from policing and caste to food, politics, gender, water issues, and rural issues—the centre engages with a number of these themes in its research.
Each film is followed by a discussion with various speakers and panellists. These conversations allow us to delve deeper into the policy themes, discuss ‘alternate’ sources of knowledge, and interact with filmmakers and policymakers.
This year, Atelier will be held from 21–24 September 2022. Keep watching this space for more updates.
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