Documentary On Kailash Satyarthi Wins Top Prize At Sundance Film Festival

Kailash Satyarthi dedicates Kailash to all his colleagues.

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Documentary On Kailash Satyarthi Wins Top Prize At Sundance Film Festival

Kailash Satyarthi's documentary poster (Image courtesy - k_satyarthi )

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Highlights

  1. American documentary 'Kailash' wins the US Grand Jury Prize (Documentary)
  2. Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, along with Malala Yo
  3. He dedicated his life to bring an end to child slavery
American documentary Kailash has been awarded the US Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival that were held in Utah. The Derek Doneen-directed Kailash tracks the life of Indian Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his fight to end child slavery in India. The official Twitter handle of the Sundance Film Festival announced the news: "U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary goes to Kailash, directed by Derek Doneen. #Sundance." Kailash Satyarthi, 64, is an Indian children's right activist well-known for his unrelenting efforts to curb child labour. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 along with Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.

Check out the tweet:
 

Talking about the documentary Kailash Satyarthi wrote on Twitter: "#Kailash is a tribute to my colleagues Dhoomdas, Adarsh and Kalu who sacrificed their lives. And, a recognition of all my colleagues, who fought and are still fighting for human freedom and dignity as co-marchers in this challenging journey. @kailashmovie."

A look at Kailash Satyarthi's tweet:
 

Derek Doneen made his debut with Kailash, through which he traced the journey of Kailash Satyarthi, who dedicated his life to bring an end to child slavery, leading to a global movement. The official description of the film read: "This intimate and suspenseful film follows one man's journey to do what many believed was impossible."

Kailash Satyarthi established several foundations like, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Global March against Child Labour, and GoodWeave International for the liberation of children who are being rescued from child labour, slavery, and trafficking, across India.

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post starring Chloe Moretz, Sasha Lane, and John Gallahager Jr., won the US Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic. Of Fathers and Sons won the US Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary and Butterflies collected the US Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema Dramatic.

The jury panel for this year's Sundance included actors Octavia Spencer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Joe Swanberg and cinematographer Rachel Morrison.

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