Audience appreciation greatest award: Director Leena Manimekalai

Panaji, Dec 1 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Leena Manimekalai, Director of the movie ‘Sengadal’ has said that she is looking forward to the release of the movie in theatres as audience appreciation is the greatest award a film maker can aspire for.

She was addressing a press conference at IFFI media centre here on Thursday.

The film ‘Sengadal’ is a documentation of the travails of the fishermen of Dhanushkodi, Rameshwaram.

The movie shows the importance of people’s participation since real fishermen and refugees from Dhanushkodi and Rameshwaram Mandapam camp have acted and also taken part in the script writing for the movie, the Director added.

‘Sengadal, The Dead Sea’, is the debut feature-fiction of Leena Manimekalai who is an independent film maker, poet and actor.

The film has been officially selected in the competition section of 32nd Durban International Film Festival and 35th World Montreal Film Festival and 13th International Mumbai Film Festival, Miami. It has won NAWFF award at Tokyo for the Best Asian Film.

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