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Silent Indian film on rape, 'White', set for Melbourne fest

IANS  |  New Delhi 

After being showcased in and Vienna, filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri's "White" -- a silent film on rape -- has now been selected for the (IFFM) 2018, says the movie's

The film was earlier screened in the market section of the Film Festival on May 11 and in the official section of in earlier this month. IFFM is due to take place in August.

"White" combines three tales about three women who have suffered rape, but fight back to lead normal lives.

"Rape is an issue that is universal. No verbal language is enough to decode the pain and suffering. Moreover, I wanted a global approach and I believe that a silent film would take away any kind of language barrier from the film. This, in turn, would make it approachable by a wider spectrum of audiences across the globe," Chaudhuri said in a statement.

"Since 'White' is an independent venture aimed at film festivals, of course we would like to earn more laurels and the inclusion is a huge booster for the team."

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 13:52 IST
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