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Nirnay by Pushpa Rawat, Anupama Srinivasan

The Film is Pushpa’s journey as she tries to make sense of her own life and those of her women friends. Set in a lower middle class colony in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, it explores the lives of women, who are young, educated and bright, but feel bound and helpless when it comes to taking any major decision regarding their lives.

Pramod Pati Award for Most Innovative Film, Mumbai International Film Festival
Indian Documentary Producers’ Association Awards
Best Documentary, Mumbai Women's International Film Festival
World Film – Tartu Festival of Visual Culture, Estonia
3rd i Film Festival, San Francisco
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm
SiGNS, Kerala
Our Lives...to Live, No! to Gender Violence Film Festival
0110 International Digital Film Festival, Mumbai
Madurai International Film Festival
Human Rights Festival, Chennai
Persistence Resistance Film Festival, New Delhi
Dialogues: Calcutta Film Festival
Sikkim Film Fest
Dharamshala International Film Festival
Kino Otok Isola Cinema,
Udaipur Film Festival, Udaipur
Wandering Women Docu Film Festival,India
Sonapani Spring Film Festival, Nainital

Pushpa Rawat has an MA in Philosophy, but her heart has been in filmmaking ever since she attended a filmmaking workshop by documentary filmmaker Anupama Srinivasan. That first brush with cinema drew her in and she continues to love the feeling of exploring the world through her camera. Nirnay is her debut film as director and been screened widely. She is a recipient of the TISS-SMCS Early Career Fellowship, under which she made Mod, winner of the Silver Award at the IDPA Awards for Excellence.

Anupama Srinivasan is a freelance filmmaker based in Delhi. Trained in Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, she has been making documentaries and short films for over a decade, often shooting and editing her own films that have been screened at various national and international film festivals. Her interest in working with children led her to conduct filmmaking workshops with children and young people.

  • Cinematography: Pushpa Rawat
  • Location Sound:Pushpa Rawat
  • Editing: Anupama Srinivasan
  • Sound: Asheesh Pandya
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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