Iswar Srikumar is an actor and a lighting/sound designer for theatre. Iswar and his Up Down & Sideways co-director Anushka Meenakshi are both members of Perch, a performance collective in Chennai comprising of artists from various disciplines. In 2011, they started the u-ra-mi-li project (the song of our people), which focuses on stories about music in the everyday, through writing, photograph, performance and film. The u-ra-mi-li project has received support for its work from the India Foundation for the Arts, pad.ma, the Archive and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology and has been selected for the NFDC Film Bazaar WIP Lab (2014) and Docedge Kolkata (2015). They have been commissioned by National Centre for Performing Arts (Mumbai), Puthu Yugam, National Museum of Denmark, Human Factors International and the Pune Biennale 2017 and exhibited work at the National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai) and the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, among others.

Accolades

Anushka Meenakshi and Iswar Srikumar and Manas Malhotra
Best Documentary Film, 2018

Up Down & Sideways (kho ki pa lü)

Best Documentary Film, 2018

Up Down & Sideways (kho ki pa lü)

In the Phek district of India’s Nagaland state near the country’s border with Myanmar, the 5000 local villagers plant and grow rice in vast terraces.…

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Films

Up Down & Sideways
2017

Up Down & Sideways (kho ki pa lü)

India
2017

Up Down & Sideways (kho ki pa lü)

In the Phek district of India’s Nagaland state near the country’s border with Myanmar, the 5000 local villagers plant and grow rice in vast terraces.…

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