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RNFF day 3 ends on a thought provoking note

The Rushes Film Festival 2018 on day 3 brought the two day journey of short films to an end. The two days of short film screening were fruitful and entertaining as films of varied languages were screened, evoking thought, discussion and reflection. The late afternoon session’s saw the first short film, “Kandh de Paar”, a period film that was set in the midst of the 1984 Sikh genocide in Panjab. The film depicts those events that shook the Sikh community in India post Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her Sikh Bodyguards.

A family of a court marshalled Sikh, Bhupinder, find themselves caught in chaos and grapple with personal issues, ideological differences and hatred for the state who sponsor the horror unleashed on the sikh community back in the 1980’s.

Javed Daraei’s Iranian seven minute short film “Limit” was a spiritual adaptation that employs novel metaphors to challenge the cliche hardships for physically impaired people. The last film screened on day 3 was ‘Push Cart’, a short story by renowned Bengali author Shri Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyay was set in rural Bengal of the 1960s and the story revolved around two friends whose life revolves around them pulling a cart which emphasizes about disparity, illusions but most importantly about childhood friendships and innocence and thier struugle through life.