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CHAR... the No-Man's Island

Film
Film
Other languages or subtitles: 
Bengali
Production country: 
India
Theme: 
Environnement / Nature
Category/Format: 
Documentaries
Poster: 
Production year: 
October, 2012
Film Credits
Film director: 
sourav sarangi
Producer: 
sourav sarangi, co-producers: stefano Tealdi, signe byrge sørensen, jon jerstad
Film synopsis: 
<p>Meet Rubel, fourteen years old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people settled in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. But he fights on while monsoon clouds arrive inviting the flood, the river swells up again. &#39;Char may disappear but we won&rsquo;t, smiles the boy.Meet Rubel, fourteen years old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four. Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. Rubel, with his family and many homeless people settled in this barren field controlled by the border police. He dreams of going his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. But he fights on while monsoon clouds arrive inviting the flood, the river swells up again. &#39;Char may disappear but we won&rsquo;t, smiles the boy.</p> <p>trailer link:&nbsp;<a href="http://vimeo.com/27704517">http://vimeo.com/27704517</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
HD
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
LTRT
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
HD digital
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Busan International Film Festival , South Korea 2012 (international competition, Wide Angle)

GZDOC, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China 2012 (International Competition)

International Film Festival of India, Goa 2012 (Indian Panaroma)

CHOPSHOTS, Indonesia 2012 (International Competition)

Dubai International Film Festival, UAE 2012 (Muhr Asia Africa Competition Documentary)

 

Awards received: 
<p>Golden Kapok for Best Direction at&nbsp;GZDOC, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China 2012&nbsp;</p> <p>Best Documentary at&nbsp;CHOPSHOTS, Indonesia 2012</p> <p>Special Mention at&nbsp;Dubai International Film Festival, UAE 2012</p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
souravsarangi@gmail.com
Trailer availble: 
yes
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