Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

Out Of Thin Air

Directed by Samreen Farooqui | |

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The Ladakhi film industry has been growing by leaps and bounds, making 28 films just in the last six years. But the lives of the locals involved in the films are not spent giving interviews and walking red carpets. Instead, everyday people with full time jobs as restaurant owners, police officers and even monks double up as producers, directors and actors. Out of Thin Air takes viewers into the lives of these figures from local cinema, and provides a look into the Ladakh missing from post cards.

[director]Samreen Farroqui & Shabani Hassanwalia set Hit and Run Films in 2005 and have made films for Channel 4, PLAN (india), APPAN (UN), OXFAM and PSBT, among other, since then. This is their first documentary[/director]

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