A mother toils to save money to build a road in a Himalayan village to take her wheelchair-bound son for physiotherapy but her husband who believes that a shamanic ritual (Jagar) is the remedy, steals her savings.
Director : Ajitpal Singh
Ajitpal Singh is a self-taught filmmaker living in Mumbai. His debut feature as a writer-director Fire In The Mountains (FITM) is world premiering at Sundance 2021 in 'World Cinema Dramatic Competition’ as the only film from South Asia among 10 films competing in the section.
Earlier titled Swizerland, FITM won best WIP project at 2019 Film Bazaar's Work-In-Progress Lab. The screenplay was selected for NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab 2018-19 and was part of 2020 Marche Du Films’ Goes to Cannes.
His short film Rammat-Gammat won the ‘Special Mention’ at the prestigious Oberhausen 2018, and was selected in nearly 50 noted film festivals including Palm Spring Shorts Fest, Cinekid, MAMI and won 6 awards. His other short film, Hummingbird which travelled to many international film festivals, won a jury award for best short film in France.
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