RAGHU RAI
(55 min) India
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Director: Avani Rai
Producers: Iikka Vehkalahti, Torstein Grude

Description:
An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India. Raghu Rai's stories told through the eyes of his own rebel daughter. Together they embark on a journey to Kashmir, the most militarised land on earth.

Biography:
Avani Rai has worked as a cameraperson on short films. In 2013 she worked on Uski Baarish, which premiered at Clermond Ferrand, Aspen Film Festival and Tiff. She’s worked both in fiction and documentary storytelling. As a photographer, she’s done stories for the Sunday Guardian, Scroll and The Wire. Commercial projects include: Lifebuoy and Nandita Das’s play Between The Lines. She recently directed and shot a mid length documentary on Raghu Rai: Rahu Rai- An Unframed Portrait, co-produced by Arte France and the IDFA Bertha Fund.

Torstein Grude is a film writer, director, cinematographer and producer. His films are often philosophical and political, and deal with spirituality, human rights, animal rights, racism, exploitation of the poor, censorship, gender-related issues and so forth. The most recent films include The Act of Killing, Back to the Square, Pirate Bay AFK, Dance of Outlaws, Pushwagner, Russian Lessons, Discoveries of a Marionette, Yodok Stories, Belarusian Waltz, and On a Tightrope. These internationally acclaimed films have won more than 200 awards and honorable mentions and have been nominated for 2 Oscars, 4 Emmys and 3 European Academy Awards.

Iikka Vehkalahti is the Executive Producer of IV Films Ltd, Rough Cut Service and Dare To Dream Asia. He is also one of the founders and board member of Steps and the Commissioning Editor for the Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE Documentaries, Finland. He was involved or supported numerous international well known documentaries like Act of Killing, Look Of Silence, Armadillo, Happiness, Don't Breathe, Placebo, The Ambassadors. He has been tutor among others in Doc Incubator, Ex Oriente, DocEdge, IDFA Summer School, EuroDoc and Steps India.

Contact Information:
e: stephanie@autlookfilms.com
w: https://www.facebook.com/raghuraithefilm/


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