In God's Land by Pankaj Rishi Kumar
The mythical birth of a village God, Sudalai Swami, unfolds a village’s unique journey to fight the oppression of the ‘big’ Vanamamalai Temple. The Film recounts the history of the land and the exploitation perpetuated by religion and class distinction.
Gold Award, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards
Award, Tinai Ecofilm Festival, Goa
Busan Film Festival
Zanzibar International Film Festival
0110 International Digital Film Festival, Mumbai
Chennai Documentary Film Festival
CMS Vatavaran Film Festival , New Delhi
Pankaj Rishi Kumar graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India with a specialisation in Film Editing. After editing numerous documentaries and TV serials, he made his first film Kumar Talkies. Subsequently, he has become a one-man crew, producing, directing, shooting and editing his own films, which have screened at film festivals the world over. Pankaj has won grants from Hubert Bals, IFA, Jan Vrijman, AND (Korea), Banff, Majlis, Sarai and Pad.ma. An alumnus of the Asian Film Academy (Pusan) and Berlin Talents, Pankaj also curates and teaches.
- Cinematography and Editing: Pankaj Rishi Kumar
- Sound: Aravind Kumar, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Tangella Madhavi
- Sound Mixing: Pritam Das
- Animation: Aditi Chitre
- Project Partner: Films Division