‘Chai Darbari’ wins at IDSFFK
Prateek Shekhar's Chai Darbari won the Best Short Documentary award at the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), 2019.
The jury citation for the film reads: 'With it's insistent focus on ordinary people gathered around a tea shop, and on their mundane everyday conversations, Chai Darbari displays a confident relationship with documentary image, and its possibilities. The film gives us an elegantly constructed - but also acutely political - sense of a place and of a people being dragged into the vortex of history'.
Chai Darbari was made as a part of 6-month filmmaking program, 'Moving Image: Open Form' (MIC) that ran in SACAC from January to June 2018.