‘Rupa’s Boutique’ is a story of a young girl from Agra who aspired to become a fashion designer but an acid attack changes her life.
A documentary film about acid victims has won the Grand Jury award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the 20th United Nations Association Film Festival, which was held at Stanford University and other venues in San Francisco Bay Area from October 19-29.
‘Rupa’s Boutique,’ is a documentary film about acid attack survivors. The documentary film is about Rupa, a young girl living in the city of Agra in India, who wanted to become a fashion designer since her childhood but an acid attack changed her life.
In her boutique, she wanted to employ her fellow victims of acid attack. Their life stories and dreams are visualized in the film and they are preparing for a monumental fashion show. For the event, the clothes are designed by them and showcased by the survivors. The film shows how they became independent and visible to the society.
The documentary has been directed by Gloria Halasz and produced by Gabor Osvath and Praaful Chaudhary, an Indian CG artist and 3D generalist. The music is composed by Layanda.
Another documentary film ‘Holy (un) Holy River,’ has won the ‘UNAFF/Stanford Video Award’ for cinematography. It has been directed by Pete McBride and Jake Norton and produced by McBride, Norton and Indian American director-producer-editor Anand Kamalakar.