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RAGHU RAI - AN UNFRAMED PORTRAIT

Avani Rai
FI IN NO 2017    55'
⚬ Arts & Culture 

Synopsis

An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India. Raghu Rai’s stories told through the eyes of his own rebel daughter. Together they embark on a journey to Kashmir, the most militarized land on earth.

Credits

Director

Avani Rai

Producer

Iikka Vehkalahti

Co-Producer

Torstein Grude

Executive Producers

Gurmeet Rai, Anurag Kayshap

Production Company

IV FILMS LTD

Co-Production Company

Piraya Film

Cinematography

Avani Rai

Editor

Menno Boerema, Archana Padhke

Music

Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor

Sound

Susmit ‘Bob’ Nath, Surya Samaddar

Awards

Honorary Mention

Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2018

Festivals

IDFA  2017

DocPoint Helsinki 2018

DocAviv 2018

Docs Against Gravity 2018

DocEdge 2018

Dokfest München 2018

TRT Documentary Days 2018

EBS IDFF 2018

Nordisk Panorama 2018

UNAFF 2018

Film Details

Runtime 55'
Spoken Languages English, Hindi, Urdu
Production Countries Finland, India, Norway

Biography

Avani Rai is a photographer based out of Mumbai, India. She has worked as a cameraperson on short films. In 2013 she worked on USKI BAARISH, which premiered at Clermond Ferrand, Aspen Film Festival and Tiff. She’s worked both in fiction and documentary storytelling. As a photographer, she’s done stories for the Sunday Guardian, Scroll and The Wire. Commercial projects include: „Lifebuoy“ and Nandita Das’s play „Between The Lines“. She recently directed and shot a mid length documentary on Raghu Rai: RAGHU RAI - AN UNFRAIMED PORTRAIT, co-produced by ARTE FRANCE and the IDFA BERTHA FUND, which premiered at IDFA in competition, November 2017. She is currently working on a project in the Kashmir Valley in India. 

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