27 September 2019 | 1 min read

Moti Bagh – This Entry To The Oscars 2020 Is Based On An Indian Farmer


Last year, the entire country was jubilant when ‘Period. End of Sentence’ won the Oscars. Produced by Guneet Monga, the film sheds light on how a team of women activists make low-cost biodegradable sanitary pads and sell it at an affordable price in their village. This year, there are two Indian films set to make its mark on the Oscar stage in 2020. One is based on the life of Kamali, a nine-year-old skateboard champion, while the other is based on the struggle of a farmer, living in a remote village in the Himalayas. 

Directed by Nirmal Chander Dandriyal, the documentary focuses on Vidyadutt, a farmer who lives in the Pauri Garhwal region. An 83-year-old farmer, Vidyadutt is genuinely passionate about farming and wants to inspire young people back into the fields, and make agriculture a viable career option for them.

Jointly produced by Doordarshan and Public Service Broadcasting Trust {PSBT}, the documentary is in Hindi and has a runtime of sixty minutes. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat also congratulated the team and shared the news on his Instagram profile with a poster of the movie.

We couldn’t be more proud! Congratulations to the entire team and we hope it gets all the success it deserves. 

by Mary Martina


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