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.
Indian Documentary Producers' Association Awards (Award)
Goa, India (Award)
Busan, South Korea
Delhi; Panaji; Thrissur; Mumbai; Chennai; India
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.
- Cinematographer and Editor: Pankaj Rishi Kumar
- Sound Recordists: Aravind Kumar, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Tangelia Madhavi
- Sound Mixer: Pritam Das
- Animator: Aditi Chitre
- Project Partner: Films Division