Largest number of shorts in Film Southasia from India

NEW DELHI: A total of 15 shorts from India - the highest - are to be screened at the Film Southasia 2013 Festival of South Asian Documentaries.

The festival will be held from 3 to 6 October in Kathmandu and will feature 34 shorts in all.

 Film Southasia (FSA) is a biennial festival that was set up in 1997 with the goal of popularising the documentary.

The Indian films contain Celluloid Man, a bio-documentary by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur about the veteran P K Nair who set up the first film archives in South Asia - the National Film Archives in Pune.

The other Indian films are: A Prayer For Aliyah (by Zorawar Shukla); Algorithms (Ian McDonald); Big in Bollywood(Kenny Meehan and Bill Bowles); CHAR…No Man’s Island (Sourav Sarangi); Elemental Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughn Lee); Fire In The Blood (Dylan Mohan Gray); Gaur in My Garden (Rita Banerji); Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread (Satchith Paulose); Immoral Daughters (Nakul Singh Sawhney); Voice of God (Bernd Lützeler); Invoking Justice (Deepa Dhanraj); Salma (Kim Longinotto); Sama (Shazia Khan);  and The Human Factor (Rudradeep Bhattacharjee).

There are three films from Afghanistan: Expecting; How To Build an Afghan Box Camera; and No Burqas Behind Bars.

Pakistan has sent My Punjabi Love For You; Transgender - Pakistan's Open Secret; and Saving Face.

The films from Bangladesh are:  Hombre Maquina; Life Begins with Tears; Shunte Ki Pao; and The Strike.

The Sri Lankan films are: Broken; No Fire Zone - The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, and The Story of One.

The films from Myanmar (Burma) are: Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls; No. 62, Pansodan Street, and The Old Photographer.

The three shorts from the host country are: Playing with Nan; Who Will Be a Gurkha; and Yomari Ya Bakhan.

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