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Sundance Film Festival Special

We meet some of the most exciting emerging filmmakers from around the world, at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

This week Nikki Bedi speaks to some of the most exciting emerging filmmakers from around the world, at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Triple award-winning Kosovan filmmaker Blerta Basholli, whose film Hive won this year’s World Cinema Grand Jury Dramatic Prize, Dramatic World Cinema Audience Award and a Directing Award, on the true life story that inspired it.

Husband and wife team Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh discuss their moving documentary Writing with Fire about India's only newspaper run by Dalit women, which scooped the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award and a Special Jury Award.

American director and screenwriter Carey Williams explains the concept behind R#J, his Romeo and Juliet for Generation Z.

Danish filmmaker Camilla Nielsson reveals the challenges of making President, her documentary about the 2018 elections in Zimbabwe, which won a Sundance Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking.

Ajitpal Singh tells us about his debut feature Fire in The Mountains, a family drama about tradition versus modernity, set in the Himalayas.

Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir explains the roots of her black and white docu-drama Faya Dayi, a meditation on life in Harar and the growth of the industry surrounding the stimulant khat.

And American director Karen Cinnore on her debut movie Mayday, a feminist fantasy war movie starring Mia Goth and Grace Van Patten.

(Photo: Sundance Film Festival. Credit: Sundance Film Festival)

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