The Hunt by Biju Toppo

The Film explores the condition of human rights in Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Odisha. It questions the thoughtless rapid development model of the Government that adversely affects the lives of millions of people.

Award, CMS Vatavaran Festival and Forum, New Delhi
Award, National Short and Documentary Film Festival, Thrissur
Best Documentary, International Film Festival, Kerala
Cinema of Resistance, SiGNS, Kerala
Best Documentary, International Film Festival, Shimla
Golden Bodhisattva Award, Bodhisattva International Film Festival, Patna
Indian Documentary Producers� Association Awards
Kolkata Film Festival
ViBGYOR Film Festival, Kerala
Mumbai International Film Festival
Puducherry International Film Festival
South Asian Film Festival, Kolkata
Best Direction, Kolkata International Human Rights Film Festival

Biju Toppo is a two-time National Award winning documentary filmmaker from Ranchi, Jharkhand. He is one of the first Adivasi filmmakers to have effectively used a camera to counter the misrepresentation of his community by the ‘mainstream’ media. Belonging to the Uraon community, he has made numerous documentaries on issues of land, displacement, migration, human rights, education and environment, under the aegis of his company, Akhra, in his effort to document peoples’ movements. His films have received national and international recognition.

  • Cinematographer: Biju Toppo, Anand Marandi, Anand Hembrom, Tirth Raj Biruli
  • Sound Recordist: Shiv Kumar Gajudhar
  • Editor: Deepak Bara
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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