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These two Indian films have been selected for Sundance Film Festival

By Ishank Katyal

Sundance Film Festival will be held from January 28 to February 3 2021 at Los Angles which will be presented by Sundance Organization, which is an NGO that discovers and supports independent cinema.

This year two Indian films have been submitted to be premiered at this prestigious film festival. One is Ajitpal Singh’s ‘Fire in the Mountains’ and second is the director duo Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s ‘Writing with Fire’

‘Fire in the Mountains’ is Singh’s debut film which will have its world premiere in the ‘World Cinema Dramatic Competition’, which showcases top 10 narrative feature films.

‘Fire in the Mountains’ is a family drama which revolves around a mother who hustles to save money to build a new road in a remote Himalayan village to take her wheelchair bound son for physiotherapy but her husband considers the traditional rituals (Jagar) as the remedy.

Talking about ‘Writing with the Fire’, this movie is also a feature debut of Thomas and Ghosh and the film will be featured in ‘World Cinema Documentary Competition’ segment’. This film revolves around the ambitious Dalit women led by their chief reporter Meera who uses digital media as the weapon to stand against the harmful practices like gender and caste violence.

‘Fire in the Mountains’ is produced by Ajay Rai and Alan McAlex and co- produced by Amit Mehta and Mauli Singh.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival will have virtual screenings due to Coronavirus Pandemic- as well as the drive- in and socially distanced screenings across the United States, the organisers said.

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