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Special section for Indian docs at 54th International Leipzig Festival

By NewsDesk • Published on October 8, 2011

A Pestering Journey

DOK Leipzig, the 54th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated film will feature a special section for Indian documentaries called ‘Filmmakers as Changemakers — The Rhythms of India.’ The festival which will be held from October 17-23, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany describes this section as ‘An unknown sub-continent beyond the Bollywood clichés – seen with the eyes of Indian filmmakers.’

The films that will screen in this section are: In For Motion by Anirban Datta, A Pestering Journey by K.R. Manoj, At The Stairs by Rajesh S. Jala, Bounded-Boundless-Journeys with Ram and Kabir by Shabnam Virmani, Inshallah, Football by Ashvin Kumar, Love in India by Q, Manipur Song by Pankaj Butalia, Oranges and Mangoes by Priyanka Chhabra, Out of Thin Air by Shabani Hassanwalia, Songlines by Vasudha Joshi, The Salt Stories by Lalit Vachani, The Stitches Speak by Nina Sabnani, Vertical City by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Word Within the Word by Rajula Shah.

Besides, A Pestering Journey directed by K.R. Manoj will also participate in the International Young Talent Competition—Generation DOK at the festival.

“Starting as a journey into the microcosms around us, this shocking documentary turns its macro lens on the injuries and diseases caused by the use of legally approved fertilizers and pesticides… This investigative documentary starts in the director’s native state of Kerala, considered one of the most beautiful, green and fertile lands, and travels further to other parts of India, uncovering many layers hidden behind the technological and economical logic of the green revolution,” reads the description of the film on the official website of the festival.

A Pestering Journey won the Best Documentary at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala recently.

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