Pather Chujaeri by Pankaj Rishi Kumar

A film on the satiric, non-sectarian folk theatre form Bhand Pather of Kashmir. Through the lives of the Bhands and their performances, the Film explores the subversive message of their art.

Zurich, Switzerland (Award)
Karachi, Pakistan (Award)
Houston, USA (Award)
Dallas, USA (Award)
California, USA (Award)
New York; Iowa City; USA
Busan, South Korea
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Lisbon, Portugal
Berlin, Germany
Beirut, Lebanon
Lussas, France
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nottam Travelling Festival, Kerala
London, UK
Hyderabad; Mumbai; Delhi; Bangalore; Pune; 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 An alumnus of the Asian Film Academy (Pusan) and Berlin Talents, Pankaj also curates and teaches.

  • Cinematographer, Editor: Pankaj Rishi Kumar
  • Sound Designer, Mixer: Gissy Michael
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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