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Krishna's Waiting Room by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena

The Film is an introspective journey into the lives of the widows of Vrindavan – waiting for death in the land of Krishna. Societal norms and the politics of inheritance and economic entitlement ensure that women get shortchanged. While some find solace in spirituality and others in the sisterhood of ashram-life, the vast majority of the migrant women in Vrindavan beg on the streets. Why did they come? What made them stay? What does Vrindavan mean to them?

Queen City Film Festival, Cumberland
ViBGYOR Film Festival, Thrissur
International Film Festival, Shimla
All Lights India International Film Festival, Hyderabad
Woodpecker Film Festival and Forum, New Delhi
Kolkata International Film Festival
Prague Indian Film Festival, Czech Republic

Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena are independent filmmakers and media trainers with over 40 films to their credit. After several years of working as journalists, they quit their jobs to follow their dreams and set up Top Quark Films. Their oeuvre spans the domains of culture, ecology, livelihoods, development and human rights. They have been honoured three times with the National Film Award.

  • Cinematography: Nandan Saxena, Kavita Bahl, Sarjeet Kajla, Sanjay Malakar
  • Location Sound: Sarjeet Kajla, Sanjay Malakar
  • Editing: A K Thavaraj
  • Sound Design: A K Thavaraj
  • Colourist: Rajiv Mudgal
  • Narration: Kavita Bahl
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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