It was amazing to be shortlisted in Hunger TV / Rankin Film Productions / DocHead’s film competition with ACROSS THE TRACKS. You can see the 10 minute film we made in India last October, on their website now. Our film was produced & directed by the talented Catherine Feltham! I met the most amazing people & worked with the best team on this project.
The film focuses on Radha Verma, a woman determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, building one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people. Radha’s story shows that change is possible despite the obstacles placed in her way by her urban environment._Across The Tracks_ highlights the issues of the Clean India campaign, which seeks to reach it’s target of providing a toilet for every household by 2019. _Across the Tracks_ demonstrates how the goals of WaterAid can help transform lives.
The final shortlisted films were screened at DocHead’s event on Thursday night. There were some incredible films played & loads of wonderful people to talk to. In the end the winners were PORTERS by James Dougan, Dan Ridgeon & Max Cutting. A well deserved winner! The short documentary tells the stories of the unnoticed & unappreciated members of Britain’s National Health Service. It made me laugh out loud but also really emotional. Watch the trailer here. The filmmakers have won a £5000 production grant. I cannot wait to see what they create next!