Re[2]: Indian Video Source

Agee, Jane (
Tue, 29 Apr 97 09:37:50 EST


Your question is timely since I'm in the midst of spending out a South Asian
grant before the deadline. In addition to Gary's list of distributors, I'd add:

Documentary Educational Resources
101 Morse St.
Watertown, MA 02172
Tel: 617-926-0491
FAX: 617-926=9519

For Multicultural Audio Video Systems, on the 97-98 catalog the address is
slightly different, phone number the same:
Multi-Cultural Books and Videos, Inc.
28880 Southfield Road, Suite 183
Lathrup Village, MI
(800) 567-2220

In addition to First Run/Icarus, take a look at Filmakers Library. We buy some
feature films from Facets. If you're interested in Indian films without
subtitles, I'll check with our South Asian Bibliographer who is from India,
comes from one of the film making families and maintains his contacts in India.
He handles our orders of videos from India.

Hope this helps. If you find other sources, please let me know.

Jane Agee, Film Librarian
Duke University Library
Durham, NC 27708

Subject: Re: Indian Video Source
Date: 4/28/97 5:09 PM


The UCB Center for S/SE Asian Studies is an organized research unit on
campus; they do not sell videos (but they are big borrowers from MRC).

A few good sources for Indian cinema (both subtitled and not):

Atlantic Film
(South Asian video)
1775 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75252
(214) 248-3500
Fax: (214) 248-3440

Multicultural Audio Video Systems
19785 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 207
Southfield, MI 48076
(800) 567-2220

For non-theatrical stuff:

South Asian Studies Center
Distribution Office
1235 Van Hise Hall
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-9690

First/Run Icarus has a fairly largely catalog of interesting films about
South Asia (their South series is an interesting group of films by Third
World filmmakers)

Good luck!

Gary Handman Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000