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Journey

Safar

  • 2014
  • India
  • 26 mins
  • Hindi and English

Short Film Competition

Pratyusha Gupta
Sumit Gyanchandaney
Shweta Tripathi, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, Vipin Sharma

Determined to carve out a better future for herself, teenage Gouri leaves behind a life of prostitution that was forced upon her at a young age and takes a job as a caregiver for a mistrusting elderly widow. But just as she starts to find her footing in this new life, Gouri’s past rears its ugly head again.

Pratyusha Gupta was born in Madras, India. She worked in documentary, television and advertising in Mumbai for over six years and graduated with an MA in Filmmaking (Direction) from the London Film School in March 2013. Born to parents from very different communities in India, Pratyusha has always been fascinated by questions of identity, class and religion – themes that dominate her films. She is currently working on a feature-length film as a writer/director while having started her own product

Awards

2014 Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival – Best Short Film
2015 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles – Audience Award for Best Short
2015 Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart – German Star of India for Best Short

About Winter Film Awards

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