Netflix v Modi and the battle for Indian cinema’s soul
The fight for creativity. Streaming platforms have breathed life into Indian filmmaking, with Netflix original series Paanch being released in India to great success. But the streaming giant might represent a threat to the conservative, Hindu-nationalist worldview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a path of censorship against many artists. Sonia Faleiro explores why these sites' success in the country is a story of why technology matters — not as an end in itself but as a unique way of bolstering creativity.
From MIT Technology Review