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Show Time: Available upto 13 June 2021
Director: Cécile Embleton
Starring: Baluji Shrivastav, Linda Shanson
Run time: 00:21:57
Language: English and Hindi (with subtitles)
Year Made: 2020
Country: UK, India

An award-winning Indian blind sitarist at the peak of his career reflects on how he overcame social stigma and transformed his relationship to music, forging his incredible path to love and success.

Director : Cécile Embleton
Cécile Embleton is a documentary director based between Spain and the UK. Her directorial debut, The Watchmaker, screened at Hot Docs, Dok Leipzig and SXSW, won the Grand Jury prize at Boston IFF, was nominated for best UK short at Open City Docs and has been published on The Atlantic, Aeon and Giloo. Baluji is one part of a tryptic of films about blind musicians that she is developing in collaboration with the Baluji Music Foundation to highlight the work and lives of blind musicians. She is also currently developing her first feature film in Belarus which has been supported by Sundance and will be presented at the Hot Docs Forum 2021.