‘Gulabi Gang’, ‘Unravel’ win awards at Aljazeera Filmfest

NEW DELHI: Two Indian films won awards at the recently-concluded 10th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha.


Unravel directed by Meghna Gupta won the Jury award in the short film category. The film is an interesting look at how discarded clothes from the western world find their way to a textile recycling factory in Panipat in Punjab where inquisitive factory worker Reshma and her co-workers use both their imagination and rumours that travel with the discarded garments. The film has earlier been screened at Sydney and Raindance film festivals among others.


The Public Liberty and Human Rights Award went to the multiple award-winning documentary Gulabi Gang by Nishtha Jain in the long film category. The film is based on the true story of women wearing pink saris attempting to empower themselves in Bundelkhand in India and fight against gender violence, corruption and for the rights of poor and the lower classes.


The film has won the Best Film award in Muhr Asia-Africa documentary section at Dubai International Film Festival and Amnesty Award at the Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Poland, among others.

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