Caff'20

Jamnapaar

Director: Abhinava Bhattacharya

Documentary | 24 min

Langauge:Hindi 

Year: 2017

Synopsis

‘Jamnapaar’ (Hindi or Urdu for ‘Beyond the Yamuna’) lurks on the river’s edge seeking to explore how the inhabitants of the Yamuna relate to its degraded presence, the fragile nostalgia of its unknowable past and the horror of its unthinkable future. It is above all, an attempt to uncover new ways of imagining and relating to the natural world in the midst of the sixth mass extinction on Earth, our final planetary dream. The film is shot in Delhi, the site of the Yamuna’s most extreme degradation.

Awards

Short Film Awards 2018 by the Film Critics Guild, Bombay
Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerela (IDSFFK 2018), Trivandrum
Best Cinematography at DFK New Wave 2018, Kolkata
Best Documentary at National Documentary Festival 2018
Selected at Urban Lens Film Festival 2018, Bangalore