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'India Untouched' wins Silver Dhow at Zanzibar International Film Festival 20081 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 August 2008
ImageNew Delhi: Ahmedabad-based documentary filmmaker and human rights activist Stalin K won the Silver Dhow Award for his film "India Untouched - Stories of a People Apart" at the recently Zanzibar International Film Festival in Tanzania.

‘India Untouched’ is said to be the most comprehensive look at the caste system prevalent in India and Stalin had spent four years travelling the length and breadth of the country to make this film. The film is produced by Drishti, a media and human rights organisation and Navsarjan, a leading Dalit human rights organisation. The festival, that was held in the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania, is an International Competition with 60 screenings of the best short films and feature-length documentaries from all over the world.

‘India Untouched’ was adjudged as the second best film of the festival. This is the fifth award for this film. It won the Best Documentary at the Indo American Arts Council Film Festival in New York in November 2007, the Best Film at the One Billion Eyes Film Festival in Chennai in August 2007, the Golden Conch Award for the Best Documentary and the Best Film of the Festival Award at Mumbai International Film Festival in February 2008.

It was also shown at the following festivals: DC Meets Delhi Film Festival, Washington DC, September 2007; CineCufa Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2007; Hamptons International Film Festival, New York, October 2007; Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, November 2007; Mini Indian Film Festival, Connecticut, November 2007; Mumbai International Film Festival, India, February 2008;
Amnesty International Film Festival, Netherlands, March 2008; and Tallahassee Film Festival, Florida, May 2008.

(For more information on the film: http://www.drishtimedia.org/news3.htm)
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