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* Doc Cévennes - Festival international du documentaire en Cévennes (Lasalle, France)
* Festival International Jean Rouch (Paris, France)
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* Best Visual Identity Award XVII International TV Festival in Bar, Montenegro
* Golden Reel Award for Best Documentary at Tiburon International Film Festival!
* Best Anthropological/ Ethnographic Film at the 60th National Award, India
* Golden Kapok Award, (Best Direction) GZ DOC, China, 2012
* Best Documentary Award ChopShots, Indonesia, 2012
* Special Mention, Dubai International Film Festival, UAE, 2012


Category |Ecology, Environment, Human Interest
Year | 2012
Country | India / Japan / Italy / Denmark / Norway
Running time | 88’ & 52’
Format | HD
Production | Son et Lumière, Stefilm, Final Cut for Real, Cinema Oslo
Director | Sourav Sarangi

Meet Rubel, a fourteen years 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.

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