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CHAR... THE NO MAN'S ISLAND

by Sourav Sarangi

synopsis

The two young boys Rubel and Sofikul were once neighbours, but erosion caused by the river Ganges swept their homes away. Now both of their families have made their new home on Char, a small island in the Ganges, on the border between India and Bangladesh. Surrounded by the river on all sides the landless nomads try to bring back their settled lives from the past.

international title: Char... the No Man's Island
original title: Moddhikhane Char
country: India, Japan, Italy, Denmark, Norway
year: 2012
genre: documentary
directed by: Sourav Sarangi
film run: 88'
screenplay: Sourav Sarangi
cinematography by: Sourav Sarangi, Rabindranath Das, Minarul Mondal, Ajoy Noronha
film editing: Sourav Sarangi
producer: Sourav Sarangi, Stefano Tealdi, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Jon Jerstad
production: Stefilm, Final Cut for Real, Cinema Oslo, Son et Lumiere/India
backing: Visions Sud Est, Norwegian Film Institute - SØRFOND
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