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Aparita Bhandari
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Life/Arts Reporter in Toronto. Love listening to stories, and then trying to re-tell them. Contact me: writeme@aparita.com
Life/Arts Reporter in Toronto. Love listening to stories, and then trying to re-tell them. Contact me: writeme@aparita.com

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My piece "Controversial film Sexy Durga offers a searing look at patriarchy and misogyny in India" on +IFFSA Toronto TV 2018 for +theglobeandmail.com
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I wrote about #Tungrus, an #Indian #documentary that screens in #Toronto as part of the +HotDocsFest, for +theglobeandmail.com
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My piece on #Pakistani #film #Cake, debut feature by Asim Abbasi and starring #SanamSaeed #AaminaSheikh among others, for +globeandmail #PakistaniCinema #CakeTheFilmOfficial




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Wrote this review of #Abu, debut docu-memoir by #Canadian filmmaker Arshad Khan for +globeandmail
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My piece for +The Globe and Mail on #Canadian filmmaker +arshad khan's debut feature film #ABU. It opens in theatres in #Toronto, #Montreal and #Vancouver on April 13. It will also be available in a Hindu/Urdu version is some theatres in the #GTA.

“Once my own truth became clear to me – and there was a lot of indignity associated with the LGBTQI community, especially in the nineties, before the internet, before all this communication we can now have on social media – I started speaking my truth,” Khan says. Things got further complicated after 9/11, when his Muslim identity started becoming associated with terrorism. “All of a sudden, I realized in a stark way that media lies.”
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My piece on +The Globe and Mail on #Bollywood film #Pari and the tradition of the #horror film genre in #Hindi films. This debut feature film by #PrositRoy was inspired by cult classics such as #TheShining as well #Spanish horror film #TheOrphanage.

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I wrote about +Amazon.com #Prime presenting another Indian original series called #Breathe, starring R. Madhavan and Amit Sadh among others. #Hindi #Film #Drama #Streaming #webseries #Bollywood
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I added my own voice to the growing body of #thinkpieces on the controversial #Bollywood film #Padmaavat for +The Globe and Mail #Movies #Art #Hindi
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I had so many great #film conversations while doing this story for +The Globe and Mail #Arts #Movies. Loved the passion behind +edmonton movieclub Happy to see a #Toronto chapter added. Looking forward to seeing great #Indian films in languages other than #Hindi, and the best of #indie Hindi #cinema.
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