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Vijay S Jodha


Vijay S. Jodha is an award winning writer, photographer and filmmaker based in New Delhi. He has produced two critically acclaimed books and his projects have been showcased in galleries, museums and film festivals worldwide. He did his Masters in filmmaking from New York University and has worked with directors Ang Lee and Mira Nair. His films have been broadcast on 75 channels in 195 countries including on BBC, CNN and Discovery.

 

Vijay's projects have received over 70 honours in 24 countries including 17 best director/film awards; and grants from premier cinematic institutions like Sundance, Eurovision and ITVS International

 

Two of Vijay’s books and four of his films have been selected for archiving in the U.S. Library of Congress. One of his projects is archived at OSA Budapest – the premier repository of materials dealing with human rights. In 2018 he was invited to present a film and address delegates from 193 countries at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

 


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Film
Film
Language: 
English
Other languages or subtitles: 
Hindi
Production country: 
Denmark
South Africa
Running time (In minutes): 
6
Theme: 
Asian Films
Awards
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement / Nature
Human Rights
Independent
International
Women
Category/Format: 
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Short films
Video / TV
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
May, 2013
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Vijay has produced four books and his art projects have been showcased in galleries worldwide. He studied filmmaking at New York University and has worked with directors Ang Lee and Mira Nair. He has received many honours and his films have been shown in over 200 countries and on 75 broadcast channels including CNN, BBC, PBS and Discovery. Alternative responses to his work include having a group show confiscated by the government and a police case that took six years to be dismissed by the courts. 

Film director: 
Vijay S. Jodha
Producer: 
Steps International
About the Producer: 
<p>Steps International is a multiple award winning production company from South Africa and Denmark. Over the years it has acquired a reputation for producing groundbreaking series on important gloibal issues like poverty, HIV and democracy.</p>
Screenplay: 
Vijay S. Jodha
Editing: 
Pauliina Punki, Vijay S. Jodha, Sachin K. Meena
Film photographer: 
Sanjay Agrawal
Sound: 
K S Sivadas
Music: 
Richard A. Harvey, M. Mastrocola
Art Director: 
None
Costume: 
None
Decor: 
None
Cast 1: 
Indra Bhatt
Cast 2: 
Karma Bhatt
Film synopsis: 
<p>Set on the edge of the Thar desert and in the middle of world&rsquo;s biggest camel fair, this film looks at the underbelly of one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in the world. The film highlight a challenge faced by 2.5 billion people on our planet everyday &ndash; access to cooking fuel.&nbsp;</p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
HD
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
5.1
Video master available ?: 
Yes
Video Type: 
.mov, .mpeg4
Number of reels: 
1
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

Film screened at numerous festivals worldwide including:

 

·      4th International Green Culture Festival / Belgrade/ 2013.

·      Cinema Manthan / India / 2013.

·      Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival/ 2013.

·      Encounters South African International Documentary Festival / 2013.

·      Film Africa Documentary Festival / Nairobi / 2013.

·      Green Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2013.

·      International Human Rights Film Festival /Albania / 2013.

·      London Eco-Film Festival / UK / 2013.

·      Lusaka International Film & Music Festival / Zambia / 2013.

·      Mumbai Women International Film Festival / 2013.

·      Pune Short Films Festival / India / 2013.

·      Southside Film Festival / USA / 2013.

·      Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival / Nepal / 2013.

·      The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival / USA / 2014.

·      Asterfest Film Festival/ Macedonia / 2014.

·      Film Leben Festival/Germany / 2014.

·      World Film Festival/Estonia / 2014.

·      Cinema Perpetuum Mobile International Independent Short Film Festival / Belarus / 2014.

·      Autumn Shorts Film Festival / USA / 2014.

Awards received: 
<p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Asterfest Film Festival/ Macedonia/2014 &ndash; First Prize. Golden Horse Shoe Award</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Film Leben Festival/Germany/2014 &ndash; First Prize. Best Film (Documentary)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Film produced and distributed with grant awarded by ITVS International, Eurovision, Worldview Broadcast Media Scheme, Bernard Van Leer Foundation (IDFA) and Sundance Institute.</p>
Film reviews: 
<p><strong>The Indian Express </strong></p> <p><strong>Poverty Woes </strong></p> <p><strong>Debesh Banerjee : Tue Aug 20 2013 </strong></p> <p><strong>http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/poverty-woes/1157280/0 </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Hindu </strong></p> <p><strong>The ingenuity of the poor </strong></p> <p><strong>ANUJ KUMAR: &nbsp;August 22, 2013</strong></p> <p><strong>http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/the-ingenuity-of-the-poor/article5047579.ece&nbsp;</strong></p>
Film distribution
Theatre: 
Open
TV: 
Open
Video: 
Open
International: 
Open
Internet: 
Open
Sales/distribution name: 
Steps International
Address: 
<p>7 Glynnville Terrace<br /> Gardens<br /> 8001<br /> Cape Town<br /> South Africa</p> <p><strong>Tel:</strong> +27 21 4655805<br /> <strong>Fax:</strong> +27 21 4655806</p>
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Vijay S. Jodha
publicity address: 
<p>Centre for Social Communication &amp; Change</p> <p>1800-B. Beverly Park-2, M G Road</p> <p>Gurgaon 122002 INDIA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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