Fans will get a gift, ‘Women of My Billion’ will be the opening night film of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

The heart-wrenching documentary film is now once again officially set to lead the 12th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in this year’s opening film. Its screening with the classic documentary film Woman of My Billion was premiered.

It would not be wrong to say that documentary feature films are not only powerful sources of knowledge and information that help us sharpen our minds and bring about conversations with family and friends, but are also tools that allow us to explore new worlds. And help us introduce ourselves to lifestyles that we might otherwise have limited access to, so we have to succeed with a bigger plan outside of our personal experiences.

Recently, the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) premiered its screening at its Opening Night Gala with an excellent documentary film titled WOMB (Women of My Billion), which touched the hearts and minds of all the cine-lovers present there.

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Gift of the Woman of My Billion

 

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The heart-wrenching documentary film is now once again officially set to lead the 12th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) in this year’s opening film. This year the festival will take place both physically and online, with the physical festivities lasting from August 12 to 20, while the digital version will run from August 15 to 30. Also, while last year the film festival went completely online due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this time in their own promised words, will “double the fun” as it will not only be an online but a physical event as well. .

WOMB will be shown physically at the premiere night of IFFM on 12 August. The documentary feature film is an extraordinary real-life story created by director Ajitesh Sharma.

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It is the story of a young woman named Srishti Bakshi, who sets out on a great journey from Kanyakumari in the south to Kashmir in the north, walking about 4000 km in 240 days, along with the experiences of many women from all corners of India. It’s about meeting him and learning journey. It is a touching and touching documentary exploring the social and political issues facing the women of today’s India. It is a unique testament to the seemingly insurmountable challenges in these unprecedented times and of the everyday heroes battling to overcome it.

IFFM, being the largest film festival of its kind in Australia that celebrates Indian cinema in all its forms, provides an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to showcase their films on an international platform.

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Gift of the Woman of My Billion

Mithu Bhowmick Lang, IFFM Director, After overcoming unprecedented challenges over the past 18 months, we are excited to bring the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne back to the big screen, while our digital platform will ensure that audiences in Australia also enjoy the festival. be able to enjoy In 2021, IFFM pays tribute not only to the best of Indian cinema but also to our many COVID-19 heroes, who provide vital community support, connection and hope in these difficult times.

Srishti Bakshi said: “Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights. And since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the world is being forced to live within four walls, emerging statistics, and reports from those on the frontline, have shown that violence against women and girls of all kinds, especially Since domestic violence, has only intensified.

In this documentary, we celebrate ordinary women who have shown extraordinary courage to rise above their limits and challenge deeply established gender norms. We did this to unite them because what we discovered was that ‘gender based violence is a crime committed by a minority but it is sustained by the silence of the majority’.

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