The Yugantar Film Collective was India’s first feminist film collective.
Founded in Bangalore in 1980 by Deepa Dhanraj, Abha Bhaiya, Navroze Contractor, and Meera Rao, Yugantar made films in a variety of locations in India.
The collective made four short films in the early 1980s: Molkarin (1981), Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali (1982), Idhi Katha Matramena (1983), and Sudesha (1983). A fifth film, Something Like A War by Deepa Dhanraj, was released in 1991.
A retrospective of Yugantar’s digitally-restored films was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019.