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Village Rockstars

Rima Das | 87min | Indien

  • År: 2017
  • Språk: Assamesiska
  • Text: Engelsk
  • Svensk Premiär

Rima Das har både producerat och regisserat denna inspirerande berättelse om en ung flicka och hennes änka till mor, bosatta i Assams frodigt gröna landsbygd i norra Indien.
Dhunnu är en livlig, självsäker och fritänkande tioåring som drömmer om att bilda ett rockband med sitt lilla kompisgäng. Medan hon cyklar runt bland fälten med klasskamraterna stretar hennes mamma på för att förtjäna deras uppehälle i regn och översvämningar, tills hon med stor möda har samlat ihop nog med pengar till Dhunnus efterlängtade gitarr. En vackert filmad och makligt berättad historia om flickors och kvinnors inneboende styrka som belyser hoppets triumf över den rena kampen för överlevnad.

- Asha Richards

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Rima Das

Regissör: Rima Das

Rima Das is a self-taught film writer, producer, and director. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeast India, she is now based in Mumbai and Assam. Her first feature Man With the Binoculars premiered in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016 and at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. In addition to writing and directing feature fiction and documentary fialms, she also manages a film production company called Flying River Films in Mumbai, which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region. Village Rockstars is Das second feature film.

I grew up in a remote village called Chhaygaon in the state of Assam in northeastern India. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS is a tribute to this place and its people. After living in Mumbai for a couple of years, I went back to my village to shoot my first film (MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS) and realized what I was missing in Mumbai. Being with the children in the village, I decided to tell their story, a story which is also my own. It is when I was shooting MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS in my village, that I first came across these amazing children playing fake instruments at a local gathering. I casually told them that I wanted to make a movie with them, and from then on, they wouldn’t stop following me. I never went to film school, so while making my first film, I was under a lot of pressure. But I was so impressed with their energy and spirit that I started to develop the story from there. I began capturing footage of the children informally. It was a long process of research and development as I got to know the children better. For six months, I lived with them and observed them closely. I didn’t want to make an Indian film that highlighted or glorified poverty. I wanted to make a fresh and positive story that celebrates life and the possibility to dream

Producent:
Rima Das
Manusförfattare:
Rima Das
Fotograf:
Rima Das
Klippare:
Rima Das
Musik:
Nilotpal Bora
Medverkande:
Bhanita Das, Basanti Das, Boloram Das, Rinku Das, Bishnu Kalita, Manabendra Das, Bhaskar Das
Kontakt:
Asian Shadows, anne@chineseshadows.com
Regissörens filmografi:
  • 2016 Man with the Binoculars: Antardrishti, Feature; 2009 Pratha, Short.