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Anamika Bandopadhyay is an artist-activist - A filmmaker, published author, film scholar, academician and a social researcher based in the US.
She was born and raised in India. Came to the US for pursuing Higher Education. She has taught and made films both in India and in the US.
She contributes in her films as a writer, director, editor and as a sound designer.
Her writings and community research examines how young people from marginalized communities interpret their sociopolitical context and learn to exercise collective political agency. Her talks and presentations generally include topics like- Media Literacy and impact of community videos, Transnational Feminism and Cultural Identity, Counter Culture, Counter Cinema, Youth Civic Engagement, Fighting Rape Culture and Domestic Violence.
She met Michelangelo Antonioni at the very early age that changed her life and soon was initiated into cinema through the films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Jean-Luc Godard.
Aboriginal culture and her association with these communities have changed her worldview towards life and cinema.
Her films you won’t watch in a theater hall. Currently promoting and working on the alternative distribution and spectatorship model.