Cinema Escapist

Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens

Recruiting: South Asia Staff Writers

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About this Position

South Asia—which encompasses the Indian Subcontinent—is one of the world’s most most prolific filmmaking regions. It’s also a region Cinema Escapist needs to cover in order to fully fulfill our mission of “exploring the world through a cinematic lens”.

We’re looking for multiple South Asia Staff Writers who have cultural fluency with India/Pakistan/Bangladesh/etc.—whether that means you speak a South Asian language or are passionate about socio-political issues relevant to the region.

As a South Asia Staff Writer, you’ll…

  • Write articles (at least once per month) that offer an incisive look at films/socio-political issues from the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Be free to pursue anything within our mission of “exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens”. Want to interview a director whose movie got banned in Kerala? Explore India-Pakistan love stories in movies like PK? That’s all fair game. Here at CE, we want to help your creative juices flow.

Note: we are an all volunteer run organization and do not have funds to pay our staff. 

How to Apply

Interested? E-mail join [at] Use the subject line “Application: South Asia Staff Writer – {Your Name Here}  and include the following within your email:

  1. A brief self-introduction. Where are you based? What languages do you speak?
  2. If available, previous writing samples (can be attached as documents or linked).
  3. If available, a link to your LinkedIn profile. Just to help us ensure you’re a real person.
  4. A succinct proposal for what topic(s) you might want to focus on. Want to uncover social critiques in Aamir Khan movies? Analyze cinematic depictions of the Kashmir conflict? You can propose anything that relates to our mission of “explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens”; just explain the relation. We’re open to suggestions and want to give your creativity an audience!

About Cinema Escapist

Cinema Escapist is a fast-growing web publication aiming to “explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens”.

We review & analyze foreign films/TV with a unique bent. While normal critics ask “why is this movie good or bad”, we go beyond that and ask “why does this movie matter?”

This distinct focus has allowed us do things like…

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