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Indian docu-drama 'Against the Tide' gets honoured at the Sundance Film Festival

Recently, at the Sundance Film Festival, Indian docu-drama 'Against the Tide' bagged an award.

Published: Monday,Jan 30, 2023 05:13 AM GMT-07:00
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Against the tide

The Special Jury Award for Verite Filmmaking in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance was given to Sarvnik Kaur's "Against the Tide." The movie's synopsis states that it tells the story of indigenous Koli fishermen from Bombay. However, the story's two main fishermen are unable to catch many fish because of pollution and invasive species, which adds to the burdens on their young families and puts the bonds of their brotherhood to the test.

It stated that the director Sarvnik Kaur took quite a deep humanistic and intimate approach in her profile of two men at a crossroads in both their friendship and profession. 

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She presents a microcosmic, sea level view of the fragility of our relationship with the changing environment by immersing the viewer in their experiences and showing that neither man is the hero nor the villain in the choices they make to survive in an imperilled world.

For the unversed, this is the third year in a row after Writing with Fire (2021) and All That Breathes (2022) when an Indian film won at the festival.

Her first Indian film, Soz - A Ballad of Maladies, explored the tradition of political resistance through music and poetry in Kashmir.

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