Roll. Take. Turn. is an annual documentary film screening event organized by the Department of Mass Media. The event witnesses showcase of documentaries made by the third-year students of BMM as a part of their Contemporary Issues curriculum.

Student groups select a relevant contemporary issue of socio-cultural-political importance from different parts of the country and do everything from scratch- from researching and financing, to taking care of production till the final screening, all by themselves.

This year, the event took place on February 6, 2020, and showcased 8 documentaries covering several important topics. The issues ranged from environmental impacts of infrastructure development projects like a bullet train to the citizenship amendment act and from medical negligence in hospitals to women’s right to worship in temples. The documentaries are not only showcased but critically assessed for their content and production value by industry professionals as well.

This time, the chief guest of the event was Ms. Pooja Bhatt, renowned actor and director. The panel of judges comprised Ms. Shruti Pandit, a media professional, and Mr. Nawaz Kochra, a journalist.

Green to Grey, an informative documentary on the environmental impact of the first bullet train project, and Pinjra- a moving documentary of domestic violence was judged as the Best Documentary Films. The second position was awarded to Adhikaar, a film about Women’s right to worship in temples. It was a tie for third place between Soorat, a documentary on acid attack survivors, and Azaadi, a film showcasing all-around perspectives on the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act.