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IN THEATERS: Shorts Program 1

April 14th, 2022   AFS Cinema


April 22-25th, 2022


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Dal Bhat

India  I 29  mins I Drama, Coming of Age I 2021 I Gujarati w/

English subtitles

In a small village in Kutch, India; 10-year-old Mukti wishes to swim in a newly filled lake, which has appeared following many years of drought. 


His seemingly simple wish turns to an unexpected discovery about himself, which causes him to question everything he knew. 

This film plays with SHORTS PROGRAM 1, in theaters. 

NOTE: This film is only available in theaters. 

About the Artist

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Nemil Shah is an exciting, rising filmmaker from India. His short film, Dal Bhat, about a boy learning something unexpected about his identity, was awarded the Ritwik Ghatak 'Golden Award' in the Short Fiction category at the South Asian Short Film Festival. 

Dal Bhat has also screened at world festivals & industry events, including the ReelOut Queer Film Festival 2022 and the Indian Film Festival of Cincinatti. 

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