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The Cinema Travellers

Directed by AMIT MADHESHIYA | |

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  • ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
  • BATUMI INTERNATIONAL ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016 GOLDEN EYE – SPECIAL MENTION
  • DOCUMENTARY EDGE FESTIVAL 2017 DOCEDGE AWARD BEST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR – HOUNOURABLE MENTION
  • HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 HALEKULANI GOLDEN ORCHID AWARD
  • MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL 2016 JURY SPECIAL PRIZE ; YOUNG CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
  • NATIONAL FILM AWARDS INDIA, 2017 SPECIAL JURY AWARD
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 GRAND JURY AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 AUDIENCE PRIZE

Cannes prize-winning The Cinema Travellers is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. The film has won ten national and international awards.

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Cannes prize-winning Shirley Abraham is a documentary film maker. Her work is supported by the Sundance Institute, Bertha Foundation, Filmmaker Fund, PMA WorldView, and Asian Network of Documentary. She has previously directed documentaries for the Guardian and Al Jazeera, English. She has been a fellow of Sundance Labs, Cluster of Excellence “Asia Europe in a Global Context”, TasveerGhar, India Foundation for the Arts and Goethe-Institut.

Amit Madheshiya is a photographer and Cannes prize-winning filmmaker. His photographs have won awards from World Press Photo (2011) and World Photography Awards (2011 and 2009). His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. He is a fellow of Sundance Institute, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England and the University of Heidelberg.

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ABOUT DIRECTOR

Amit Madheshiya is a Cannes prize-winning filmmaker and World Press Photo winning photographer. His work is supported by the Sundance Institute, New York Times, MacArthur Foundation, IDFA Bertha Fund, Bertha Foundation, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England and the University of Heidelberg.

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