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Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan selects three DocedgeKolkata films…

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata, Japan selects three DocedgeKolkata films In Asian Currents and International Competition.

Asian Currents, YIDFF 2013

In-between Days by SankhajitBiswas
Mentored, pitched and awarded in Docedge 2011 has been selected in Asian currents


This is the story of two young transgender friends from Kolkata, India. They had to drop out from school
because of their feminine disposition. Hailing from poor and uneducated families, they confronted social castration from a tender age. However, it helped strengthening their bond as friends. Like many other transgender boys, Chiranjit and Bubai got exposed to sexual acts in premature age. Advised by their elder community members, they started taking money for sex. The film explores their journey, friendship, encounter and separation as friends.

Other Asian Currents selection
Are you Listening! By Kamar Ahmed & Sara Afreen


In a small coastal village Sutarkhali, Bangladesh children and adults stand together to face the life-or-death against the onslaught of a cyclone.

In defense of their community, they fight for the newly builtlives that depict their resilient, yet adjustable existence edged by unpredictable tides.

Seasons change topography, even relations… Yet after the rain...They go out with spades and shovels to reclaim the life.

International Competition
Char…The No Man’s Island By Sourav Sarangi


Meet Rubel, a fourteen-year old boy smuggling rice from India to Bangladesh. He has to cross the river Ganga acting as the international border. The same river eroded his home in mainland India when he was just four.

Years later a fragile island called Char was formed within the large river. With his family and a herd of homeless people, Rubel decided to settle in this barren expanse controlled by the border police from both the countries. Rubel dreams of going to his old school in India but reality forces him to smuggle stuff to Bangladesh. After a scorching summer dark monsoon clouds roll on; the river swells up again. We see the edges of island cracking. ‘Char may disappear someday but we won’t”, smiles the boy. Pitched in Docedge 2011
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