Rainshine Entertainment Takes Home Their Second National Film Award, Wins the ‘Best Editing’ Award for Documentary ‘Borderlands’ at the 68th National Film Awards

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~Acknowledged for the best editing of a non-feature film about migration and cross-border kinship~

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~Market second National Film Awards win for Rainshine in four years, following their First National Award for film Amoli~

Mumbai, India, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — border areasa documentary produced by Rainshine Entertainment that explores people’s everyday lives as they deal with the consequences of Indias borders, wins the Best Editing of a Non-Feature Film Award at the 68th National Film Awards, 2022. This makes it a second win for the Rainshine team at the prestigious National Film Awards presented by the government of India. The company won first prize for the documentary Amoli at the 66e National Film Award for Best Investigative Film.

border areas has already received multiple awards and accolades at critically acclaimed film festivals. The laurels include an official selection for the 2021 Chicago South Asian Festival, selection for the 22nd Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival and a feature at the Marché du Film Festival de Cannes 2020. The film won the ‘Jury Mention Best Documentary Film Award’ at the 10th Washington DC South Asian Film Festival, among others.

Away from the mainstream and telling unseen and unheard true stories, Rainshine’s documentary border areas is a story of hope. It follows the thread of hope that people live together Indias margins hold tight when faced with hope, danger, love and desire on the border between India and his neighbors. The documentary sheds light on the deeply personal stories buried beneath the political headlines in South Asia.

Speaking of victory, Anuraag SrivastavaCEO of Rainshine Entertainment (India)said, “We are delighted to be recognized by the prestigious National Awards for our documentary ‘Borderlands’. This is our second National Award in just four years, and the encouragement is immeasurable. It furthers our vision to deliver a great storytelling experience backed by a powerful content lineup. border areas gives the audience a glimpse into the cacophony that has moved in many lives, but for them there remains a glimmer of hope. We congratulate and appreciate the entire team for their sincere efforts to create content that would spark the right conversations.”

Anadi Athaley, Borderlands editor, said, “We edited this film during the first lockdown; the endearing stories of our protagonists have helped me cope with the uncertainties of the pandemic. Their resilience was the inspiration for the editing process and our intention was to preserve their personalities and ensure that their dignity remained intact. This was our foundation on which we built this film.”

Samarth Mahajandirector of Borderlands, said, “In the polarized times we live in, our goal with the film is to bridge intellectual differences with emotional bridges. Where ‘us vs them’ precedes the understanding of us and them, the film aims to show similarities over differences. Hopefully this award will enable the stories to reach a wider audience and build bridges.”

The documentary highlights raw, honest, but incomparably soft and tender hyper-local stories. Among those sharing their stories are some extraordinary people, all of whom live on Indias border with another country. There is Imphal’s Surajkanta, a filmmaker who tells the story of both Manipur’s militant struggle and a special place in India; Noor, smuggled for sex work and rescued; Kavita, a young Nepalese woman, tries to stop the trafficking in women in India; and Rekha, the filmmaker’s mother, who lives near the Wagah border. These stories of ordinary people caught in cultural rifts are the focus of Athaley’s award-winning montage shows.

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Rainshine is a global entertainment company that empowers creator storytelling with a winning combination of creative, technology and business innovation talent. Rainshine is developing new ways for creators to engage with audiences and build profitable, sustainable content communities.

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