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Aman Wadhan

Aman Wadhan was looking at a career in web programming and network security, and might have never made a film, were it not for the Internet eruption that exposed him to distant utopias and darker realms—Riva’s voice, Kaidanovsky’s face, life altering images—until the inevitable breakdown. He joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, situated on the grounds of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio whose long shadow inspired a short documentary, Prabhat Nagari - Film 1 (2012), which was followed by an essay-film, Letter from Korlai (2015). With focus on specific locations and micro-histories, and stirred by spatial hauntings of memory, his films are known to trace blind spots of representation from the cultural margins, bringing different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence. His practice is process-oriented and includes film, photography and text, but above all else, it is simply an on-going attempt to live with complete awareness in light of transience.

Short film credits

Image from Letter from Korlai

Letter from Korlai

India | Oct 2015 | 22:23
A quaint village on India's Konkan coast becomes a point of meditation for an epistolary travelogue about faith, endurance and passing away.
Image from Prabhat Nagari

Prabhat Nagari

India | Nov 2012 | 10:50
The reunion of the last living workers of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio becomes a reflection on celluloid dreams, fathers and sons, and cycles of life.
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