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Basavaraj M Biradar

Area of Practice

Non-fiction filmmaker, Researcher, Writer 


Bachelor of Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
M.A (History)

Work Experience

  • Independent documentary filmmaker
  • Independent researcher and writer
  • Independent theatre director, Playwright and Dramaturg
  • Founder of Historywallahs : A heritage consultancy
  • Visiting Faculty at Azim Premji University and Savitribai Phule University, Pune
  • Program Director at Razorfish
  • Various roles in the technology industry

Interest Areas

Film Studies, Non-fiction cinema, Film Criticism, Deccan Historical Studies, Heritage Conservation, Culture Studies, Theatre making and Performance Studies, Narrative non-fiction writing

Current Practice at Srishti

Documentary filmmaking and Indian film studies

Creative Practice and Outreach

Regularly contributes film criticism, cultural and political reportage, and travel writing to several mainstream publications in India. His writing has been featured in Caravan, Film Companion, National Geographic Traveller India, Outlook Traveller, The Hindu, The NewsMinute, Open Magazine, Mint Lounge etc.

Before The Third Film – Non-fiction film, 63 minutes
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In Search of Gold: A Portrait of Kolar Gold Fields – Non-fiction film, 35 minutes
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Crazy Girls Season 1 – Play (Kannada adaptation of German a play)
Basava Express – Play (Kannada) 

Curated and conducted historical and cultural educational tours for Historywallahs
Conceived and directed films for heritage conservation projects

Research and Content curation for Museum redesign projects

Projects showcase:

Will be published soon.