Friday 28 October 2016

Anurag Kashyap Joins WIFT India Host Premiere of Documentary

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has joined hands with Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India to host the premiere of a documentary film The World before Her directed by independent filmmaker Nisha Pahuja.

The screening of the documentary by the Canadian filmmaker with the Indian origin was held by WIFT India's monthly screening club Cine Corner last evening.

"I couldn't have asked for a better platform other than WIFT India. With 50 chapters globally, Nisha's connect with WIFT Toronto and now WIFT India proves that being connected is important for independent filmmaker," Kashyap said in a statement here.

"WIFT India's support to encourage independent women filmmakers via Cine Corner is a much-needed platform for the premiere of The World before Her. So it's going to be a women's show all the way," he said.

The premiere witnessed the coming together of some of the renowned personalities from different film backgrounds who were sharing their experiences with the audience. The screening was followed by a Q & A session by Kashyap and the cast of the film.

'The World....' explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women - Ruhi Singh, who aspires to become Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi, a militant Hindu nationalist with the Durga Vahini - participating in two very different types of training camps.

"The power of a platform like WIFT and Cine Corner proves that good films don't have to go unnoticed just because these independent filmmakers don't have a marketing budget.

"Every month, we will screen one film made by a woman filmmaker -- documentary, feature or short(s). It will be followed by a discussion with the key crew /cast of the film with a thought to support and encourage independent women filmmakers-locally, nationally and internationally," said Petrina D'Rozario, Founder President, WIFT India.

Present at the screening were Kalki Koechlin, Shilpa Shukla, Nimrat Kaur, Pallavi Sharda, Ajay Bahl, Namrata Rao and Navdeep Singh to show their support for the documentary film.

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