By Nishant Joshi
Actress, screenwriter and director Jeanne Moreau described cinema as “the mirror of the world”, a concept that has assumed increasing relevance in a world overloaded with so much information that it is often difficult to separate noise from authentic information. Likewise, a film camera possesses latent power in its ability to both set the scene for culture and serve as its catalyst.
It’s a well-worn trope: art reflects society, which in turn absorbs the art into its culture. As such, art is an
integral part of the life blood of all countries. This is even more relevant in the emerging BRICS nations, which are constantly finding new ways in which to affirm their respective identities on the international stage. Each member nation of BRICS possesses a unique culture, of which cinema plays a key role.