Friday, February 15, 2008

Freedom film

Freedom film
Guwahati-based feature and documentary filmmaker Aneisha Sharma’s short film, Freedom at the Edge, is bagging honours in the country and abroad. The short film was adjudged the best film at the Chennai International Short Film Festival, among 90 others selected from 15 countries.
It depicts the life of Machal Lalung, the man who spent 54 years in the Tezpur mental asylum before he was reunited with his family after the intervention of the National Human Rights organisation.
After winning rave reviews at the Boston Film Festival, Freedom at the Edge also won accolades at the recently concluded Mumbai Film Festival.
The Singapore International Film Festival, to be held in April, is next. “I am happy that the film has been well received wherever it was screened, because of its touching theme,” said Sharma.

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