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Samreen Farooqui & Shabani Hassanwalia

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Samreen Farooqui & Shabani Hassanwalia

Samreen Farooqui and Shabani Hassanwalia founded Hit and Run Films in 2005, an independent video production unit, which engages with changing socio-political-personal realities through non-fiction cinema. Their first feature documentary, Out of Thin Air, on Ladakhi local cinema was an official selection at International Film festival of Rotterdam and was the opening film at Film South Asia, 2009, besides playing at numerous other festivals. Their second feature Online and Available, released in 2012, told a story of an India-in-transition through its online identity formation and played at Mumbai International Film Festival, 2012. Both the documentaries have been broadcast on Documentary 24X7 on NDTV. They have worked as associate directors and editors of Star by Dibakar Banerjee, as part of the Bombay Talkies omnibus, to celebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema in 2013. Their work on gender and sexuality involves Bioscope: Non-binary Conversations on Gender and Education (2013) and the feature length Being Bhaijaan, produced by PSBT. It is the official selection at the New York Indian Film Festival, Film South Asia and Mumbai International Film Festival, 2015 and has been broadcast on Channel 4, UK. They are currently working on a feature documentary on street dancing in the changing Delhi urbanscape, supported by the India Foundation for the Arts.

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