India 2021 – Director: Samarth Mahajan – Original language: Bengali, Hindi, Manipuri, Nepali, Punjabi – Subtitles: English – Length: 67 min.

Six people, six stories: an intimate film about the unusual existence of people who inhabit the boundaries of the giant country of India and whose lives have been torn apart by history, politics and violence.

We present the World Premiere of the film.

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Samarth Mahajan

After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, the self-taught filmmaker made three award-winning feature and short films, for which he won the National Film Award in 2017. He is part of the film collective "Camera And Shorts" and lives in Mumbai.


WE, THE PEOPLE, IND 2018, 28 min.
THE UNRESERVED, IND 2017, 60 min.


DOK.horizonte Competition

The films in the DOK.horizonte series, supported by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the BMZ, tell stories from countries in transition. They are nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.horizonte, endowed with 5,000 euros, donated by the Petra Kelly Foundation.


Writer: Samarth Mahajan. Camera: Omkar Divekar. Sound: Ankur Chaudhary. Editing: Anadi Athaley. Music: Shayan Sinha, Laurie Kallevig, Survivor Girl Ukulele Band, Kamruzzaman Rabbi. Production: All Things Small, Camera And Shorts. Producer: Sunil Doshi, Devaiah Bopanna, Ashay Gangwar, Samarth Mahajan. Co-Producers: Co-Production Company: Camera And Shorts Producers: Devaiah Bopanna (All Things Small), Samarth Mahajan (Camera And Shorts), Ashay Gangwar (Camera And Shorts).

DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2021

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