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PVR director’s rare to release documentaries

By NewsDesk • Published on September 15, 2012

Fire in Babylon

Three documentaries are slated for a release under Director’s Rare banner by PVR cinemas. The documentaries are:

Fire In Babylon to be released on 21st September, 2012

Bom / One Day Ahead Of Democracy to be released on 9th November, 2012

Celluloid Man to be released in December

PVR Cinemas releases independent feature films under Director’s Rare brand. This is the first time documentary features are being released under the banner. Shiladitya Bora, Head of PVR Director’s Rare says that it’s going to be made into a regular initiative in the months to come, “We at PVR Cinemas believe that there is a space for all kinds of Cinema. We have already pushed the envelope by giving mainstream exhibition to indie content. Now we want to take a step forward and treat our audiences with some exceptional documentaries which deserve to be seen. In the coming weeks we will be releasing some award winning Indian as well as international documentaries under PVR Director’s Rare banner,” says Shiladitya Bora Head of PVR Director’s Rare.

Fire In Babylon by Steven Riley charts the ascendancy of the West Indies cricket team throughout the late ‘70s and ‘80s. The film strikes a defiant blow at the forces of the apartheid world, through a game previously reserved for the privileged elite. The film was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary and was a joint-winner of the UNESCO Award at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival 2011.

Set in a remote village of Malana in the Himalayas Bom / One Day Ahead Of Democracy by Amlan Datta depicts the invasion of modern democracy in this land of harmony, peace and unity, resulting in the destruction of the latter.

Celluloid Man: A Film On P.K. Nair by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur honours the contribution of P K Nair to disseminate film culture in India. Nair was the founder-director of the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), Pune. His efforts have resulted in a coveted collection of 12,000 films at the NFAI from the start up of 124 films.

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