/Shubhra Vandit’s documentary attains global acclaim

Shubhra Vandit’s documentary attains global acclaim

Budding filmmaker Shubhra Vandit’s documentary short L’estoc is on an award winning spree…

The short that has won the Best Film Award at the ‘Paris Play Film Festival’, ‘Largo Film Awards’ also found its place as an official Selection, at the ‘Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival’ recently. A gamut of responses ensued on social media including tweets by ‘CatalanVoices’, an offshoot of the Government body besides Public Diplomacy Council of Catalunya, Diplocat, where netizens have appreciated his unique perspective in the film.

A still from the film

L’estoc deals with a group that utilizes recycled materials and disused objects and transforms them into ingenious pieces of furniture with a striking artistic edge. Moreover, these pieces are built by a talented and dedicated team with intellectual disabilities, who are also equal shareholders in this cooperative enterprise.

This documentary short follows this inspiring team through the daily challenges and triumphs of a small local business, with some great up-cycled products, and even better up-cycled ideas. L’estoc has also been officially screened at Nice International Filmmakers Festival, Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Cinema Club Competition, Barcelona, Environmental Film Festival of Australia, Sierra Film Festival and Short Cut Cine Barcelona in the past.

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Srivathsan Nadadhur is an engineer-turned-journalist who has contributed reports for leading media publications like The Hindu, Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, The News Minute and Deccan Herald. He primarily writes on entertainment, art, culture and technology. When he's not working, he can be spotted at a movie premiere, reading a novel or writing poems.