The Dharamshala International Film Festival 2015 (5-8 November) is proudly hosting the Asian and Indian premieres of four groundbreaking documentaries as part of its cutting-edge program.
Making its rounds at festivals across the globe, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning film, The Wolfpack will have its Indian premiere at DIFF 2015. The film follows six brothers who have lived their lives locked away from society. Their only contact with the outside world is through the films they watch and meticulously re enact.
Dharamshala International Film Festival 2015 will also see the Asian premiere of Yallah! Underground, which follows some of the most influential and progressive artists in Arab’s underground culture from 2009 to 2013. Director Farid Eslam documents his work, dreams and fears in a time of great change for Arab societies through this.
The Indian Premiere of Tibetan Warrior will bring filmmaker, Dodo Hunziker and his protagonist, Loten Namling, to the festival. The documentary is a sensitive take on the struggle of exile, and the film follows Namling as he sets off on a one-man mission to understand the motives behind the self-immolations taking place in Tibet.
The festival will also screen Andrew Hinton and Johnny Burke’s short documentary, Tashi and the Monk, a story of healing and transformation. It is a winner of the Indomitable Spirit Award at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival and is premiering in India at Dharamshala International Film Festival. The film centers on Lobsang, a former monk, and Tashi, a child with a troubled past.