Amit Jain (CDC, 2015)

I came to this course with a very different understanding of the documentary form, and had very different objectives than now. But with each passing week, and month, I was faced with revelation after revelation, not just with regards to the form, but so much about the art of filmmaking itself, its intricacies, its nuances; technically and creatively. The fluidity and intensity of the course really does help one find one’s own voice, true to what the prospectus states. Because it inspires one to think about and question practically every aspect of oneself and one’s life, which in turn helps one know and understand oneself a lot better. As I have come to learn with CDC, and this is probably one of the most important lessons of my life this course has given me, that your film is a mirror; a reflection of one’s true self. And somewhere in the midst of it all, I have discovered, and rediscovered, myself, and facets of myself, in ways that I had never imagined.

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