Documentaries Premiering at DIFF 2015
- September 15, 2015
As November draws closer, we can see you getting antsy, crossing off days on your calendar and clicking through last year’s festival pictures. We know it’s difficult to wait, but we promise it’ll be worth it. Not convinced yet?
Here’s a glimpse of some of the documentaries lined up for DIFF 2015:
Making its rounds at festivals across the globe, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film, The Wolfpack will have its Indian premiere at DIFF 2015. The film follows six brothers who have lived their lives locked away from society. Their only contact with the outside world is through the films they watch and meticulously reenact. The Wolfpack is weird, fascinating, gritty, and definitely not to be missed.
DIFF 2015 will see the Indian premiere of Yallah! Underground, which follows some of today’s most influential and progressive artists in Arab underground culture from 2009 to 2013, and documents their work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies. Director Farid Eslam will change the way you view conflict, oppression, and contemporary music in the Middle East.
The Indian Premiere of Tibetan Warrior will bring filmmaker Dodo Hunziker and his protagonist, Loten Namling, to the festival. A sensitive take on the struggle of exile, the film follows Namling as he sets off on a one-man mission to understand the motives behind the self-immolations taking place in Tibet.
In contrast, Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke’s short documentary, Tashi and the Monk, is a story of healing and transformation. Winner of the Indomitable Spirit Award at the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival and premiering in India at DIFF, the film centres around Lobsang, a former monk, and Tashi, a child with a troubled past.
Are you excited yet? We certainly are. In the mean time, we’ve opened up registration to all the passes. So give yourself something to look forward to and register for the festival today.