Rising in the east

Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab will this year focus on the up-and-coming South Caucasus region.

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SCREEN DAILY Filmmakers from Senegal and Burkina Faso awarded two Open Doors awards apiece Film-makers from Senegal and Burkina Faso took home two Open Doors awards apiece at the end of Locarno’s 10th edition of its four-day co-production lab which was this year devoted to cinema from Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. A CHF10,000 grant for post-production went to Malagasy… Read More →

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Open Doors Burqa Boxers

BURQA BOXERS Burqa Boxers is a project for a documentary about three young Indian women of Muslim upbringing, who learn the “noble art” of boxing in a Calcutta gym, training for the amateur championship under the guidance of Razia Shabnam, one of the first Indian women to act as trainer and official International umpire. Developed by independent… Read More →

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Burqa Boxers represents India at Locarno The sole Indian representation at the ongoing Locarno film festival is a little known independent film called Burqa Boxers. It is a moving tale of three Muslim women, who take up boxing to overcome poverty, writes Ankur Pathak.

 Burqa Boxers, a documentary about three impoverished Muslim girls who take up boxing to… Read More →


Burqa Boxers

Célestes Images present – BURQA BOXERS by Alka Raghuram (India – USA) – Photoshow Vernissage Thu 02.08.2012 – 6:30 pm – at Teatro Cambusa – Piazza Remo Rossi 1, third floor, Locarno Opening hours (02.08.2012) Everyday 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm (02.08.2012) Sunday 12.08 – open 02:30 pm – 08:00 pm (02.08.2012)


Film Bazaar – India

Film Bazaar è un importante evento cinematografico che si svolge a Novembre in India, è progettato per soddisfare le esigenze attuali dei registi nei settori della produzione e distribuzione. Célestes Images si è presentata a questo evento nel Novembre 2011 con Burqa Boxers un Documentraio di 75′ di Alka Raghuram, una co-produzione con Junoon Pictures USA –… Read More →