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video essays

This page will be updated with video essays. I also have a presence on Vimeo.

Lal Salaam! – Naxalite Cinema from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.

A Video Essay on the representation of Naxalism in Indian Cinema from the Past and Present.

The Wandering Soul – A Video Essay on Apur Sansar (1959) from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.

A video essay on Apur Sansar – the final part of Bengali film maker Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy.

Iconography in Indian Cinema: Trains – Part 1 of 3 from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.

Trains is the first in a series of video essays examining the significance of iconography in Indian cinema. The first episode looks at the centrality of trains as a metaphor for life, death, partition and love.

Iconography in Indian Cinema: Trains – Part 2 of 3 from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.

This is the second part of the video essay on trains in Indian cinema.

Iconography in Indian Cinema: Trains – Part 3 of 3 from Omar Ahmed on Vimeo.

This is the third and final part of the video essay on trains in Indian cinema.

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