India – Documentary film by students on coal carriers wins national award

A documentary film “Black Flame”, made by the students of Jesuit run Lievens’ Institute of Film and Electronic media (LIFE), Ranchi has won the “Best Documentary” award at a national-level competition organized at Loyola Academy, Secunderabad, competing with fourteen entries from reputed institutions across India. The film follows a group of coal-carriers, who tow and sell coal ‘illegally’ acquired from mines and standing trains in areas adjoining Ranchi. The jury praised the film for its bold investigation into a sensitive and socially relevant topic and the ethical issues it raises. The Institute plans to do another documentary on the issue of ‘Displacement’ soon. View 3 minute trailer…