Sunday, February 24, 2008

MIFF 2008

MIFF 2008: India tops the list of woman directors
Mumbai, February 07, 2008,Hindustantimes
Aneisha Sharma from Guwahati had started her career as child artiste in Assamese films in 1982 and has produced and directed 30 documentaries so far.
One of them, "Freedom at the Edge" was adjudged as the Special Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival in 2007. She has entered this documentary in the national documentary category at the MIFF 2008.
It is about a tribal youth from Assam, Machang Lalung, who was sentenced to prison for an unknown offence in 1951.
He was later shifted to the Tezpur Mental Hospital, where he remained confined for 54 years without trial until the Indian Human Rights Commission rescued him. The documentary had also received the Kerala State Award for Best Documentary in 2007.

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