~Recognized for best editing of a non-feature film on migration and cross-border kinship~
~Gets second win at National Film Awards for Rainshine in four years, after first National Film Award for Amoli~
MUMBAI, India, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Borderlandsa feature-length documentary film produced by Rainshine Entertainment which explores the daily lives of people as they deal with the consequences of India’s borders, wins the Award for Best Editing of a Non-Feature Film at the 68th National Film Awards, 2022. This makes it a second win for the Rainshine team at the prestigious National Film Awards presented by the Government of India. The company’s first award was won by the documentary Amoli at 66th National Film Award for the best investigative film.
Borderlands has already received multiple awards and accolades at acclaimed film festivals. His laurels include an Official Selection at the 2021 Chicago South Asia Festival, a selection at the 22nd Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival and a feature film at the Marché du Film- Festival de Cannes 2020. The film won the ‘Jury Award for Best Documentary Film’ at the 10th South Asian Film Festival in Washington DC among many others.
Breaking away from the mainstream and telling untold and unheard true stories, Rainshine’s documentary Borderlands it is a story of hope. It follows the thread of hope that people share India’s the margins hold together as they face hope, danger, love and longing at the borders between them India and their neighbors. The documentary illuminates the deeply personal stories buried beneath the political headlines South Asia.
Speaking of winning, Anurag SrivastavaCEO of Rainshine Entertainment (India)said, “We are delighted to receive recognition from the prestigious National Awards for our documentary ‘Borderlands’. This is our second National Award in just four years, and the encouragement is immeasurable. It furthers our vision to deliver a great storytelling experience endorsed by a proxy.- Alignment of full content. Borderlands it gives the audience a glimpse into the cacophony that stirs in many lives, but for them a glimmer of hope persists. We congratulate and thank the entire team for their sincere efforts to create content that started the right conversations.”
Anadi Athaley, editor of Borderlands, said, “We made this film during the first lockdown; the endearing stories of our protagonists helped me cope with the uncertainties of the pandemic. Their resilience was what inspired the editing process and our intention was to preserve her personality and ensure that her dignity was intact. That was our foundation on which we built this film.”
Samarth MahajanDirector of Borderlands, said, “In the polarized times we live in, our goal with the film is to bridge intellectual differences with emotional bridges. Where ‘Us vs. Them’ precedes the understanding of ‘Us and them‘, the film aims to highlight similarities over differences. We hope this award will allow the stories to reach a wider audience and expand some bridges.”
The documentary highlights hyperlocal stories that are raw, honest, but incomparably soft and tender. Among those sharing their stories are a number of extraordinary human beings, each living India’s border with a different country. There is Surajkanta from Imphal, a filmmaker who tells the story of both Manipur’s militant struggle and a special place in India; Noor, trafficked for sex work and rescued; Kavita, a young Nepalese girl, tries to stop the trafficking of women India; and Rekha, the filmmaker’s mother, who lives near the Wagah border. These stories of ordinary people caught in cultural fault lines form the focus of Athaley’s award-winning publishing submissions.
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