Interview with Roger Frappier
Roger Frappier is a Canadian producer, director, editor, actor, and screenwriter. He is known for directing and producing films with unusual themes that challenge the established mores. 'The Decline of the American Empire', 'Another House', '2 Seconds, 'Jesus of Montreal', are some of his critically acclaimed films. ‘Each time I am back on a project it has to be something that will teach me something and at the same time it will teach people who will see the movie and also it’s something I haven’t seen before,’ says Frappier. He founded Max Films with Pierre Gendron, producing Un Zoo la nuit in 1987, the winner of 13 Genie Awards, still a record. He is producer of 'The Power of the Dog', a movie that has won the Golden Globe Award 2022 for the Best Motion Picture-Drama and the BAFTA Award 2022 for the Best Picture. The film has also been nominated for the Oscars in 12 categories and has won the Oscar for the Best Director.
Father Of Indian Photography
Raghu Rai is an iconic photographer and photojournalist, whose photographs reflect ‘life’s longing for itself.’ Mr Raghu Rai has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Shree in 1972, Photographer of the Year (USA) in 1992 for ‘Human Management of Wildlife in India’ published in National Geographic, Academie des Beaux Arts Photography Award in 2019, Creative and Lifetime Achievement Award by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry (India) in 2017. Raghu Rai is a prolific master who has produced more than 50 books, including Raghu Rai's Delhi, The Sikhs, Calcutta, Khajuraho, Taj Mahal, Tibet in Exile, India, and Mother Teresa. His photo essays have appeared in many magazines and newspapers including Time, Life, GEO, The New York Times, New Yorker, The Independent among others. The pandemic in no way fettered his creativity. During the pandemic he picked out archived photos and clicked lots more. We will soon have the pleasure of seeing his new creations. He says succinctly, 'My religion and dedication is related to my exploration and has nothing to do with the world.'
The Wise Owl talks to Sanjay Bahadur, an author of repute and a senior bureaucrat. His writings span a variety of genres. His debut novel, 'The Sound of Water', a literary fiction, was longlisted for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize 2007 and won critical acclaim. His second novel, 'Hul-Cry Rebel', a historical fiction, was published in 2013 and received rave reviews. His third novel 'Bite of the Black Dogs', a military action thriller, was published in 2017. The book has been optioned for a feature film by a prominent production house.