Moti Bagh by Nirmal Chander

For over five decades, 83 year old Vidyadutt Sharma has nurtured Moti Bagh, his 5 acre farm in a small Himalayan village. Around him are 7000 ghost villages - a chilling testimony to large scale migration by locals in search of employment. Chronicling the changing landscape in verses of resistance, Vidyadutt Sharma and Ram Singh, his Nepali farmland, plough the fields and keep them alive, hoping to return Moti Bagh to its old glory.

Trivandrum, India (Award)
Entry to Oscars 2019
Kathmandu, Nepal
Madrid, Spain
Melbourne, Australia
Delhi; Mumbai; Bhubaneswar; India

Nirmal Chander is an award winning filmmaker who has been working for over two decades in the field of documentaries as producer, director, cinematographer, researcher, script writer and editor. His films Dreaming Taj Mahal, Sab Lila Hai, The Face Behind the Mask and Zikr Us Parivash Ka, among others, have been lauded for their humanistic approach and have travelled to many international film festivals. Nirmal also conducts workshops on filmmaking.

  • Researcher, Cinematographer and Sound Recordist: Nirmal Chander
  • Editors: Nirmal Chander, Reena Mohan
  • Poems: Vidyadutt Sharma
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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