by Rohini Kejriwal.
Documentary film-making has always been a profession of passion, one that is rarely associated with high revenues or wide reach. But the mass appeal factor is there, owing to the very nature of non-fiction and its possibility of depicting the harsh realities of people and problems. In recent times, the City has seen an increasing number of film clubs, film festivals and movie screenings.
Unfortunately, that trend does not seemed to have helped the film-makers themselves. For Ajith Samuel, who has explored issues like water, livelihood and human rights in his films, the challenge is to get support in terms of finance, goodwill and logistics.
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