Mrityubhoj - The Death Feast (Hindi) by Akanksha Sood

(Blu-ray/DVD/Docu/Hindi /2018/52mins) | Director: Akanksha Sood

26-May-2018 | 04:00 PM | Amaltas

Synopsis: The film takes a fly on the wall approach, following a family in the Chambal district in India, as they get ready to organize a death feast following the demise of their father. Caught between tradition, societal pressure, and prestige on the one hand and on the other hand, activists trying to put a lid on the pernicious practice of Mrityubhoj, especially for the poor, it tries to capture their predicament of being caught between a rock and a hard place.

Age suitability: A

Production: Produced by Praveen Singh

Cinematography: Sanjiv Monga & Rakesh Rana

Editing: Sanjiv Monga & Tenzin Kunchok

Festivals: Winner of the 65th National Film Award for Best Editing (Non Feature),Winner of the Platinum Award for Best Short Documentary & Emerging Documentarian at the World Documentary Awards 2018, Winner of the Golden Award for Best Story at the World Documentary Awards 2018, Winner of Best Indian Documentary at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival 2017,Winner Best Documentary - Chambal International Film Festival 2018, Silk Road International Film Festival 2018,15th Mumbai International Film Festival, 5th Woodpecker International Film Festival 2017,Ottawa Indian Film Festival 2018

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