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00:52:00 (hh:mm) , English
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|Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s||With a professional degree in Mass Communication, Sudhesh has two decades of experience on projects for television and development focused organizations. His work continues to be as Producer, Director and Media Consultant on public and private media projects. Having produced over 500 hours of broadcast programmes, Sudhesh has worked with subjects ranging from popular science, travel to climate change. These were telecast on BBC World, Travel Channel UK, Doordrashan and Star TV among others. He has also directed advocacy films for numerous organizations such as UNICEF, UNIFEM, BBC Trust, PLAN International and The Hunger Project. He has also been a trainer for UNDP workshops on topics such as gender and HIV. In 1997, Sudhesh was the Executive Producer for Nirankush which won the National Award for Best Socially Motivational Film .Recent projects include 3 films in the Revealed series – Rashtrapati Bhavan (India’s Presidential House), National Defence Academy and Line of Control for Discovery Networks.|
As the country’s landscape gets filled up with malls and hypermarkets, what is happening to the large melas and haats that used to thrive in rural India and smaller towns? Some of them, like Pushkar, have managed to transform themselves into a hyper tourist experience, transforming their core nature. Others, like Sonpur, remain unknown to most Indians outside Bihar. Yet, these are growing in size, engaging a larger number of visitors each year. Sonpur offers a variety of experiences. This is where faith, commerce and entertainment meet. The film looks at the experience of the Mela through the eyes of visitors, some who have been coming for years and other who have returned and are surprised at what it has to offer.
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