In conversation with Ritesh Sharma, on his film, Jhini Bini Chadariya/The Brittle Thread – screened at NYIFF 2022

Ritesh Sharma is a filmmaker and theatre practitioner who was awarded the ‘Changeloom Award’ in 2008, an honour for his active participation in various social issues such as human trafficking, women and children’s rights. His first documentary film “The Holy Wives” about caste-based sexual exploitation and human trafficking in India have been screened in Australia, UK, USA, Europe and India. The film also won the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Award in 2011.

In 2014 he has directed another documentary movie “Rainbows are Real”. The film was screened at national and international film festivals like Boston LGBT Film Festival, Kolkata International Film Festival, IDSFFK, Kashish Mumbai International Queer Fim Festival and has also been screened on NDTV Prime Documentaries. He has released 2 short films on tribal rights and domestic violence, and is now presenting his first feature film “Jhini Bini Chadariya/The Brittle Thread”, filmed in his hometown, Varanasi. The Movie had its World premiere at 34th Tokyo International film festival and Indian Premiere in 26 TH IFFK, 2022. The film is being screened at the NYIFF 2022 as well.

In case you missed it earlier, do listen- in to this conversation, on our Show, Saat Samundar Paar, today as well, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 9:00AM,1:00 PM,5:00 PM and 9:00 PM – EST. You can also catch the interview on MeraSangeet East at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM – EST