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Lalit Mohan Joshi

LALIT MOHAN JOSHI Lalit Mohan Joshi is a film historian, documentary filmmaker, critic, former BBC journalist and founder Director, South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF), a not-for-profit film education organisation aimed at highlighting meaningful cinema from South Asia in London. Lalit’s latest feature length semi-autobiographical film Angwal (Embrace, 2023) has been premiered and acclaimed at the British Film Institute (BFI) South Bank, London on Monday 7 August 2023. Lalit has made seminal documentaries including ‘Beyond Partition’ (2006), Niranjan Pal: A Forgotten Legend’ (2011), ‘East Meets West: Indo-British Cinematic Encounters’ (2015). Lalit’s organization, SACF has been working in collaboration with UK’s British Film Institute, various universities and the Nehru Centre in London to organise film festivals, film workshops and exhibitions and also hosts the Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial lecture on cinema. He was the first to invite and introduce to London audiences a number of outstanding (but less well-known filmmakers in the West) like MS Sathyu, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Girish Kasaravalli and Vishal Bhardwaj. He is also the Editor, South Asian Cinema journal and has edited several books on films- Bollywood - Popular Indian Cinema, A Door to ADOOR (2006), Niranjan Pal – A Forgotten Legend (2011) and A Biographical Dictionary of Indo-British Cinema (1930-1951) In 2018 he ran a six-week course on Literature and Hindi Cinema at the BFI. Lalit is working on a new heritage project Merchant Ivory Films (1964- 2006).

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