‘Have you seen the arana?’ wins the Golden Conch for Best Documentary in the National Competition at MIFF 2014. The award citation: “This film is elegant, patient, meditative, and subtle. The director gently moves her audience towards a deep appreciation of the tribal, mythical connections between humanity and the ecosystems that sustain us all.” The award was shared with ‘Invoking Justice’ by Deepa Dhanraj.
The film also won Best Cinematography Award given to Saumyananda Sahi and Best Sound to Christopher Burchell.
“Have you seen the arana?” wins the Best Ecodocumentary Award at the TiNai Eco Film Festival, 2014, held in Goa last week.
Award citation: “A beautiful film, with an excellent narrative arc makes a compelling statement on the wisdom of indigenous communities in the context of India’s widespread agrarian crisis.”
Have you seen the Arana? has been selected for “Days of Ethnographic Film” to be held between the 10th and 14th March 2014 in Slovania. The selection committee selected 53 films more than 180 submissions from around the world.
“Have you seen the arana?” has been selected in the National Competition Section of the 13th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2014.
‘Have you seen the arana?’ will show at the 15th Madurai International Film Festival on Monday 9th December at 5 pm. The director will be present for the Q & A.
HAVE YOU SEEN ARANA? has won the 2013 Mark Haslam Award at Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest Environmental Film Festival.
The Mark Haslam Award is bestowed to a drama, documentary or experimental film the gives voice to individuals, communities, struggles or stories that are under-represented in media and is made by a filmmaker who is a member or participant of that particular community, struggle or story. The film represents the power to inspire reflection and positive action towards the social and ecological health of the planet.
Sunanda Bhat’s award winning documentary on the environment will show at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1, 350 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3X on Sunday, Nov 24 2013 – 4:25 pm.
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Have You Seen the Arana? has been awarded the Prize “MONDE EN REGARDS” by INALCO Jury of the 32nd Jean Rouch International Film Festival
Citation: “For its anthropological relevance as it traces the impact of economic changes on nature and society, while interweaving an original myth of the place.”
The International Jury of the Festival awarded a Special Mention, the Anthropology and Sustainable Development Prize, with the following citation “A film of great aesthetic quality, that makes us consider the fragility of oral-based knowledge about nature”
International Festival Signes de Nuit: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 8 pm, at Résidence Lucien Paye, Cité Universitaire de Paris.
Jean Rouch International Film Festival: Monday, 11th November, 5.30 pm, at the Maison des Cultures de Monde, 101 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris.
The International Festival Signes De Nuit based in Paris is made up of films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation.
Jean Rouch International Film Festival selects documentary films of anthropological interest that explore the social and cultural continuity and change of human societies, as well as their relationship with the environment.