The perpetual front-runner ‘Gulabi Gang’ continued its victory march in the award circuits, bagging top honours at the Tri-Continental Human Rights Film Festival and winning the first Amnesty International Best Human Rights Film Award. The film set on the remote area of Bundelkhand. It talks about a group of audacious women clad in pink sarees fighting in opposition to women’s right, domestic violence, wife abuse, corruption and many more social issues affecting women. The film took on over ten other films which I believe were very strong contenders. A jury of three renowned South Africans pronounced the film to be worthy of the prestigious award in the festival which continues from 13 set -29 Sep 2013.
The Tri continental film festival is the only Africa based film festival which screens films from Africa and the world, featuring social issues to which we pay no heed. The festival depicts the inferior part of humanity which remains deeply buried and is always forgiven, through cinema.
Gulabi Gang recently also won the award as the best documentary at the Documentary Film Jury Award. The journey of the film towards success and towards enlightening the society will continue as the movie is all set to screen at Dharamshala International Film festival; Jean Rouch International film festival, Paris; Tempo India film festival, Stockholm, SF International South Asian film Festival, San Francisco.
Watch the official trailer, here: