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Movie on missionary Staines wins awards at Milan Film Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

An English film, based on the life of Australian missionary and doctor Graham Stuart Staines, has scored three awards at the Milan International Film Festival.

"Warpath - Beyond the Life" won the awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Hair and Make-Up.

The Deepak Shivade-directed film also emerged runner-up in the Best Feature Film category.

The film traces the life and journey of Staines, who served leprosy patients in

Staines and his two minor sons were burnt to death by a crowd at Manoharpur village in Keonjhar district of (now Odisha) in January 1999.

The film has been produced by Dilip Wagh, Rohini Wagh and Sangita Bagul.

In March, Dilip said he started working on the project back in 2002 and took 15 years to complete it.

The film was shot at a tribal locality in this district in North Maharashtra.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 19:25 IST