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From Modeling to Interview- Rewriting Fame

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

As I work on five publications, I am developing Samita Nandy Productions – It is an immense honor to be able to return to production after 15 years of documentary filmmaking that I started with Premiere Cinematic Productions but put it on hold for my Ph.D. and post-doctoral journey. In this creative journey, I crossed paths with photographer Christine Mooijer from Amsterdam and received an honor to model for her project called “Under Pressure” – a visual critique of Hollywood’s American Dream that started with actors in Los Angeles this year. As the author of Fame in...

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Feminist Stories in Bridging Gaps – Reflections

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

                    I finally shared my opinion piece on #MeToo https://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2019/03/metoo-finding-my-voice-post-weinstein-era/ Huge thanks to Texas-based Brown Girl Magazine for publishing it. More at the end of my previous op-ed published by Feminism in India, which marked the start of my Ph.D. in Australia: https://feminisminindia.com/2019/02/01/overcame-trauma-found-voice/ How can these stories make a social change? What is the art of storytelling, literal and visual? Earlier this year, I had the privilege of reflecting on a couple of poignant articles that celebrity...

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Interview with Dr Kabir Bedi – Journalism and Storytelling

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Blog, Critic's Area | 0 comments

  From Journalism to Fashion Activism: Refashioning Stories for Social Change Interview with Kabir Bedi – Samita Nandy Today celebrity activists and fashion models are accomplishing what most journalism schools cannot. While this statement is rooted in controversy, influencers and activists have come to rely on storytelling, both literally and visually, to help their fans spark social change. This is what international actor and Oscar-voting member Kabir Bedi indicates in his radical views of journalism education. He also expresses his opinion on the critical state of the tabloid...

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Stepping into 2019 – What’s Moving You?

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hope the Brazilian Samba in the video moved you! But that’s not it. For me, there is more… It’s feminist freedom – the freedom in feminist storytelling – that has moved me across borders, literally and metaphorically, in the last 2.5 months. I just came back from a 10-week journey with my carry-on luggage across India and Portugal – yes, I travel light! But that has enabled me to rush to multiple locations that needed my activist voice. Was it easy? NO! If you have followed my Instagram, I was in high-risk situations day and night but stood firm as a woman. And I am so incredibly proud...

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Aretha Franklin’s Music – In Yahoo! Entertainment

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

I am pleased to update that Yahoo! Entertainment shared my thoughts on why fans are reaching for Aretha Franklin’s music more than ever – you can read here now: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/heres-scientific-reason-youre-reaching-aretha-franklin-music-right-now-172218489.html. Special thanks to Raechal Leone Shewfelt for the interview. In addition, I accepted an offer to be a co-editor of a book on glamour and fashion and finished the first draft of my feminist novel – 216 pages so far. Yeay! I thought the 2nd draft would be easy to simply update – after all,...

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From Still to Moving Images

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Blog, Critic's Area, Featured, Uncategorized | 0 comments

From Still to Moving Images

Earlier this week, I shared the driving force behind the use of still images on Instagram @fame.critic  – it’s more than an aesthetic reason. When I use photography and public hashtags to display living example of changes, it’s motivated by bearing witness @torontopigsave and visual evidence of heavily injured & consciously gas chambered non-humans and / or mechanical interventions into female reproductive organs by & for those who are entitled to produce eggs and dairy in patriarchal settings everyday.  Read...

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