NEW DELHI: '9 Eleven' by America-based Indian Manan Singh Katohora, which recently received the Rising Star award at the Canada International Film Festival, is to be the closing film at the Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) from 16 to 19 May in New York.
'9 Eleven' portrays the life of 11 people who belong to different walks of life. Though each individual has achieved a measure of success in his or her individual life, the darkest secrets come out in the open when all of them are given some time for introspection, when they meet each other in a bizarre twist of events.
They realise that their lives are inter-woven and this literally shakes up their peaceful lives. Terrorised to the core by an unknown entity in an unfamiliar place, each individual is petrified and is hesitant to talk or take each other into confidence for one simple reason: The Fear of the Unknown.
The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a showcase of extraordinary films that use various different media formats to produce quality films. TPFF celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people. TPFF cares about films whether they are protests or powerful clips shot in the most extreme conditions. Their objective is to level the playing field while giving the everyday videographer and independent producer the same opportunities to debut their work on the big screen. The main focus is on content, the apparatus used, the technology and delivery.