Los Angeles, Jan 28 (PTI) A film on the life of Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has won the US Documentary Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Also Read - Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu Face I-T Raid: Twitter Memes Say Kangana Ranaut is Happiest Today
The documentary, titled “Kailash” and directed by debutante Derek Doneen, traces Satyarthi’s journey and his efforts to eliminate child trafficking and child labour. Also Read - Twitter Starts Rolling Out Spaces on Android in India, Know All About The Audio Chat Tool
The film has been produced by Davis Guggenheim and Sarah Anthony, and co-produced by Purnima Raghunath. Also Read - Badminton or Tennis? Netizens Troll Parineeti Chopra And Saina-Makers For Confused Poster
Satyarthi took to Twitter to share the news.
“‘Kailash’ is a reminder that we will see the end of child slavery in my lifetime. I am humbled as ‘Kailash’ was chosen the winner of the US Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival. Congratulations to Derek and his team,” he wrote.
Satyarthi shared the recognition with the people he worked with on the campaign started by him to end child slavery.
“‘Kailash’ is a tribute to my colleagues Dhoomdas, Adarsh and Kalu who sacrificed their lives. And a recognition of all my colleagues who fought and are still fighting for human freedom and dignity as co-marchers in this challenging journey,” he said.
The ten-day movie gala promoting indie cinema ends today.
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