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South Indian Wins At #Cannes2015

PETALING JAYA: It was a reel honour for Malaysian filmmaker Indrani Kopal (pic) when she won the Best Student Documentary award at the American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase in Cannes Film Festival on May 19.

cannes 2015Her documentary ‘The Game Changer’ focused on how dance instructor Susan Slotnick used dance as part of a rehabilitation programme at a correctional facility in New York.

In a Facebook posting, the 35-year-old former web producer described her win as β€œsurreal”.

Indrani said: β€œSuch a special evening. Thank you all for all the wishes, shares. I know this is a little too much! After Cannes, I promise I will go away quietly, and hide from the news feed.”

Previously, ‘The Game Changer’ had picked up an award for Best Short Documentary at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York.

Indrani is currently doing her Masters in documentary studies and production at Hofstra University in New York. In an interview with The Star last year, she announced plans to produce The Incarcerated Rhythm, a sequel to The Game Changer.

About Naufal Khan

Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.