Wapsi (The Returning) by Ajay Raina
For most Indians and Pakistanis, a visit to each other’s countries is a journey of return of various kinds – to nostalgia, hate, metaphor and reality. The Film is one such travelogue, a song of hope, love, longing and betrayal
National Film Award, India
Ajay Raina, an alumnus of FTII, Pune, is a filmmaker, writer and teacher. He has won the National Film Award, the Golden Conch at Mumbai, IDPA Silver Trophy (Independent Documentary Producers Association) and RAPA Award (Radio and Advertising Professionals Association). He is the founder of www.kashmiroralhistory.org archive and Co-Curator and Organiser of the touring film festival Kashmir Before Our Eyes. He has conducted many workshops on documentary filmmaking and also taught courses in Cinema Studies and Cinema/ TV Production at the University of Pennsylvania and at FTII.
- Cinematography: Arun Varma, Ajay Raina, Manoj Lobo
- Sound: Samina Mishra, Nihar Samal
- Editing: Ajay Raina, Vibhuti Jha
- Project Partner: Doordarshan