“Buru Garra” got 56th national award 2009

Posted on February 12, 2010. Filed under: My Films | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Well Known Jharkhand based filmmaker Sriprakash’s film Buru Garra got 56th national award 2009.

An article about this film:

People’s struggle on celluloid

Ranchi, Oct. 30: The story of the life and struggle of tribals in Jharkhand will be shown to the national audience at a film festival in Kerala and also to students at Jamia Milia Islamia in New Delhi.

Titled Buru Gara (Hilly River), the film is directed by Sri Prakash, a Ranchi-based documentary filmmaker, It is a tale of two tribal women of Jharkhand who have charted out a difficult, yet different, path for themselves.

Dayamani Barla and Nirmala Putul, the two protagonists of the film are known faces in the state. The director makes an effort to project the life and struggle of the tribals of Jharkhand through the characters.

While Barla is a journalist-turned social activist, Putul is a poet who vividly describes the struggle of a woman in a male-dominated society. Barla is shown in the film as championing the cause of the tribals and Dalits. On the other hand, Putul writes poetry from her own life experiences.

The 30-minute film shot in the rural areas of Jharkhand will be screened in the Third Festival of Documentaries and Short features in video for John Abraham National Award in Kerala.

“As my film raises the core issue of development and displacement, for the audience at the national level, it would be an occasion to look at these critically,” said Sri Prakash while talking to The Telegraph.

The film is scheduled to be screened on Wednesday.

Sri Prakash said the film represented the real mental agony that the Jharkhand’s tribal and Dalit villages are going through due to onslaught of industrial developments.

Earlier this month Buru Gara was broadcast on the Doordarshan. The film also has been screened at an international film festival organised at the India Habitat Centre in the month of August and Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women Studies, New Delhi, in October 25-26 this year.

Apart from Buru Gara, Sri Prakash has several other documentary films to his credit.

The list includes Buddha Weeps in Jadugora which has won four international awards, Buru Sengel (The Fire Within) which has bagged three awards, Kishki Rakhsa (on the proposed field firing range at Netrahat), and Another Revolt (on the proposed Koel Karo hydel power project), among others.

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