The fifth issue marks a significant turn in the journey of Umbra: it is the point at which the magazine begins to develop tendencies of speculation, poetry and the anecdotal – an upheaval that marks a radical reformation in its earlier, stated mission of cold, bureaucratic reportage..
What is the cinema of a people in a state of perpetual movement? Do they stall for the camera, or must the camera accommodate their kinesis? How does a medium based in subtle shifts and gradual decay respond to a situation marked inherently by these phenomena? ..
The third issue of the magazine includes interviews with filmmakers whose work centers around mobilization and then reconciliation (as opposed to, resettlement): Rajesh Jala, with Children of the Pyre, Sourav Sarangi, with Char, and Pawan Srivastava, with Naya Pata..