DAWN (BHOR)

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

INDIA • 2018 • 91 MIN • DRAMA HINDI, ENGLISH SUBTITLES

dir.: Kamakhya Narayan Singh | scr.: Ranjan Chauhan, Kamakhya Narayan Singh, Bhasker Vishwanathan | cin.: Joginder Panda | ed.: Navnita Sen Datta | art dir.: Mrinal Das, Alok Halder | snd: Manas Choudhury | mus.: Sagar Desai, Bapi-Tutul | cast: Devesh Ranjan, Saveree Gaur, Nalneesh Neel, Pavleen Gujral, Amrendra Sharma | prod.: Anjani Kumar Singh

KAMAKHYA NARAYAN SINGH

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 5:30 PM • SCREEN B

Dawn tells the story of Budhni, a girl from the Musahar community in Bihar, who dreams of pursuing her education — but this is no simple feat! Indeed, girls her age face the pressure of both family and society to get married. Stranded between her desire to study and the pressure to get married, Budhni silently begins to accept defeat. However, Sugan’s proposal brings her hope, as he promises to support her decision to study further. It is only after getting married marriage that she faces her next challenge — the lack of a toilet! Now, she is fighting not only for education, but also for proper sanitation! Dawn showcases the contrasts as well as the similarities in society, which are surprisingly not limited within geographical bounds. The film deftly captures the nuances of a girl’s life in rural India.

Born and raised in Assam, KAMAKHYA NARAYAN SINGH studied in Delhi and works out of Mumbai. He considers his travels — over 40 countries as well as every corner of India — his greatest asset in understanding and communicating thoughts and stories. He has directed many travel shows and documentaries, as well as many corporate films for top brands and NGOs. He has just completed his first feature, Dawn (Bhor), which is currently doing the international festival circuit. Kamakhya is a born storyteller who marries content, emotion, logic, visuals and sound in a way that leaves a long-lasting mark on audiences.