Two feature length documentary films produced by the Independent Film and TV Company, Little Bird have won awards at the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles. South African Yunus Vally’s The Glow Of White Women won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary.
This frank, funny and slyly subversive film looks at the sexual attraction between the races during the years of Apartheid in South Africa. Glow of White Women has been screened at the Berlin Film Festival (Panorama) and Hot Docs in Toronto. Glow was also screened on the BBC and SABC.
Another Little Bird documentary Shot in Bombay directed by Liz Mermin won a special mention in the documentary category.
Shot in Bombay looks at the darker side of Bollywood .The film follows the making if the 2007 action blockbuster Shootout At Lokhandwala and its’ star Sanjay Dutt charged for weapons possession since the 1993 Mumbai Bombings . Dutt was constantly excused from set to attend his ongoing trial. Applause and four-star reviews met the release of the film at London’s ICA cinema and on UK regional tour. The film has also been screened at the South Southwest Festival in the US and Hot Docs.
The Festival which is in it’s sixth year ended last Sunday .The documentary jury was composed of film-maker Shonali Bose (Lifting The Veil, Amu), festival programmer John Nein and producer Susan West.
IFFLA director Christina Marouda said. “This year’s slate of films represented the most diverse and wide spectrum of style and art being produced by the Indian filmmaking industry today,”
The Glow Of White Women is scheduled to show at Input on Wednesday, May 7th
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