8 - 17 August 2019

Bhor Dawn

Bhor Dawn

Hindi with English subtitles
Australian Premiere
Wednesday, August 14, 09.00 PM | HOYTS District Docklands
'Bhor' is the story of Budhni, a girl from the Musahar community in Bihar who dreams to pursue her education. But this is no simple feat, as girls her age face familial and societal pressure to get married. As the story unfolds, it comes to light that she was married off before the legal age to marry in India - a tucked away glimpse into the realities of living a Musahar woman's life.

Stranded between her desire to study and the pressure to get married, Budhni silently begins to accept defeat. But Sugan's proposal brings her hope, as he promises to support her decision to study further. It is only after the marriage that she comes face-to-face with her next challenge - the absence of a Toilet! Now every morning made her anxious and was she fighting not only for education but also for sanitation.

'Bhor' showcases the contrasts in society, as well as the similarities that are not limited within geographical bounds. It deftly captures the nuances of the life of a girl in rural India.
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Festivals and Awards
  • World Premiere at International Film Festival of India Goa
  • Won Best Director at Ottawa Indian Film Festival Ottawa Canada
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival Bengaluru
  • Indo-Germany Film Week Berlin to be screened in July 2019
  • Indian Pnorama Delhi
  • Asian Film Festival Pune
  • IHC International Film Festival Delhi
  • Jharkhand International Festival Ranchi
  • Aurangabad Film Festival Aurangabad
  • Chalachtram Guwahati
Director
  • Kamakhya Narayan Singh
Cast
  • Saveree Gaur (as Budhni),Devesh Ranjan (as Sugan), Nalneesh Neel (as Chamku) and Rajeev Pandey (Chotey Thakur), Pavleen Gujral
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