Q&A with Anand Patwardhan

An epic chronicle of India’s ongoing violence against its own people, Anand Patwardhan’s masterfully assembled documentary charts nearly a century’s worth of caste-related persecution carried out in the name of nationalist and religious ideology. Stretching from the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi to the more recent deaths of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, Reason provides a detailed account of the controversies surrounding the murders of many figures associated with the country’s “untouchable” Dalit caste, before exploring the community’s current-day protests and the acts of terrorism that have multiplied as a result of the country’s fall from democracy.