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Mumbai-based docu Rat Killers among six selected for Cannes award

MUMBAI: The Rat Race, produced by Filament Pictures, is among the six selected for the Cannes award.


The documentary is based on rat killers in Mumbai. Says founding director Miriam Chandy, "It is an unbelievable opportunity to showcase the work we have been doing over the last eight months to the biggest broadcasters worldwide. The Rat Race is truly a film that captures the `never say die‘ work culture of Mumbai, India‘s commercial capital, and I am truly honoured that I can make this pitch." 


Mumbai-based Filament Pictures is a small production house that does one or two films a year. "We will be pitching against very big productions with deep pockets", says Chandy who has been self funding this documentary. "But I believe that there is a new wave in documentary filmmaking in India that is able to make a mark internationally and I hope my film will be one of them. "


Chandy has previously directed documentaries for the National Geographic Channel and BBC World. Her last documentary, Robot Jockey, won the Asian Television Award for `best social awareness programme‘.
 

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