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Mod: The Turn

Director: Pushpa Rawat

Documentary | 69 min

Langauge: Hindi

Year: 2016

Synopsis

Mod is an attempt by the filmmaker at communicating with the young men who hang out at the ‘notorious’ water tank in her neighbourhood in Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad. The water tank is a space that is frequented by the so-called ‘no-gooders’ of the locality, a place where they play cricket, play cards, drink and smoke up. When she enters the space with her camera, the boys are curious and at the same time wary of it and her. They sometimes resist, sometimes protest, and at times, open up. As the film unfolds we get a hint of the lives the boys lead and the fragile world they create for themselves at the water tank.

Awards

Urban Lens Film Festival
State University of Performing & Visual Arts (SUPVA)
The Kolkata People’s Film Festival
Dharamshala International Film Festival 2016
Haldwani Film Festival