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Patwardhan's docu Jai Bhim Comrade at Hong Kong film fest

MUMBAI: Anand Patwardhan‘s 198-minute documentary, Jai Bhim Comrade, will compete at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival that would be held from 21 March to 5 April.


Shot in over 14 years, the documentary follows the music and the tradition of activism of the Dalits in India.


It won a special mention at the Dubai International Film Festival 2011 followed by an award at the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation films.


The other documentary that would be screened at the festival is Bitter Seeds by Micha X. Peled of USA. The film that centers around the plight of a cotton farmer in India, how crops are grown, how they reach the consumers and the real human cost is involved.


Lucky (South Africa), directed by Avie Luthra, will also be screened at the festival.

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