Punjabi film on land struggle of Dalits makes it to Cannes Film Festival  

February 26, 2017, 6:57 pm
Punjabi film on land struggle of Dalits makes it to Cannes Film Festival  
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Punjabi film on land struggle of Dalits makes it to Cannes Film Festival  

Punjabi film on land struggle of Dalits makes it to Cannes Film Festival  

Punjabi feature film on land struggle of Dalits Chamm (skin) got entry into the Cannes Film Festival.

The 35-minute film themed the struggles of Dalits in Punjab to get their one-third share in the village is the first of its kind to make it to prestigious Cannes Festival.

The movie made by Punjabi director Rajeev will be screened in “2017 Short Film Corner” at the Cannes between May 22 and 28.

Reacting to the achivement, Rajeev said it was an independently made one about inner defeat and victory.

The story of the film is on struggles of rural landless Dalits that started almost nine years ago and still going on to reclaim one-third share in the village common land in around 70 villages of Sangrur and Mansa.

He said it was self-funded and was screened in several villages free of cost through an alternative distributing system developed by the crew itself.

“Aapna Pash” was the first documentary of Rajeev, who hails from Mullanpur. The critically-acclaimed documentary was about the life of revolutionary poet Pash.

The Mumbai—based director's another directorial venture “Nabar” had won the National Award for the best Punjabi film in 2012.

Prominent actor Baljinder Kaur played an important role in the movie.