Daughters of the Polo God (Feature Film), Tina (Short Film)

Documentary: Daughters of the Polo God

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Sunday, Sept 22nd 2019
2:30 PM at
Parilla


 About the Film  

The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it’s the turn for the young maidens to charge forward. A young polo sisterhood is developing in Manipur that ploughs on in spite of adversity and political turmoil. They are intensely connected to their sacred Manipuri pony and play an international tournament every year. Roopa Barua film is a tribute to these polo players and the modern Manipuri women.

Director: Roopa Barua

The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it’s the turn for the young maidens to charge forward. A young polo sisterhood is developing in Manipur that ploughs on in spite of adversity and political turmoil. They are intensely connected to their sacred Manipuri pony and play an international tournament every year. Roopa Barua film is a tribute to these polo players and the modern Manipuri women.

Runtime: 33 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Country: India

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Short Film: Tina

About the Film

After undergoing self-transformation therapy, a woman is stalked by an Indian classical dancer, forcing her to confront herself in a way she never expected.

Post Screening Discussion with Film Makers

 

 

Big Apple Film Festival (Winner – Best Short Film) New York

2019
US Premiere

Winner – Best Short Film

Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (Winner – Dark Side Award) Brooklyn, New York

2019

Winner – Dark Side Award

Cast: Gayatri Bahl, Shalini Bathina, Sarah Baskin, Surina Jindal

Director: Gayatri Bahl

Filmmaker Gayatri Bahl (also an actor, dancer, entrepreneur) always dreamt of playing fierce, gritty roles that weren’t the typical ‘girl next door’ fare. Starting in Bollywood, and then eventually moving to New York City, she felt deeply unfulfilled with the types of roles that she was going out for. That’s when she decided to write and direct her own films – because “if you don’t tell your own stories, no one else will.” As an actress, she can be seen in Rearview Mirror (Tribeca All Access Project), Vinyl, Law & Order SVU, the Hindi Film Let’s Dance, and Rishta.com (Netflix). As an Indian Classical Dancer, Gayatri has performed at Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre, SummerStage, NJPAC, Lincoln Center and has been featured in Elle Magazine’s Movement Series. Gayatri studied Theater at Emory University and now trains at the Folster Studio in New York City.

Runtime: 9 minutes

Language: English

Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Film Noir, Fantasy

Country: USA

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