Jasmine Kaur Roy

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Jasmine Kaur Roy
Jasmine Kaur Roy.jpg
Alma materL.S.R.
F.T.I.I.
OccupationFilmmaker
AwardsTwo National Film Awards

Jasmine Kaur Roy is a two time National Award-winning independent filmmaker from India, making short films and documentaries with Avinash Roy, under their banner Wanderlust Films.[1] Her film Amoli is a documentary about the commercial sexual exploitation of children in India. The film won the 66th National Film Award for Best Investigative Film for the year 2018.

Education[edit]

Jasmine graduated in Political Science (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi and later specialized in Film Direction from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune. She was also selected to be a part of Berlinale Talents 2015 as a participant director.

Career[edit]

Jasmine has made short films and documentaries. Some of her films like Saanjh, Meena and Scavenging Dreams have won awards and have been screened at several international film festivals.[2][3][4] She is the recipient of the 52nd National Film Award (Best Film on Family Welfare) for her short film 'Saanjh' and the 66th National Film Award (Best Investigative Film) for her documentary film Amoli. [5]

Amoli[edit]

Her 30-minute documentary film Amoli was produced by The Culture Machine and released online in May 2018.[6][7][8][9][10] Amoli is a documentary about the commercial sexual exploitation of children in India.[11][12][13][14] The film is narrated by Rajkummar Rao (Hindi), Vidya Balan (English), Kamal Haasan (Tamil), Puneeth Rajkumar (Kannada), Jisshu Sengupta (Bengali) and Nani (actor) (Telugu) and the music is by Tajdar Junaid.[15][16][17][18][19]

Amoli won the 66th National Film Award for Best Investigative Film for the year 2018.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamal Haasan, Vidya Balan lend voice to film on sexual exploitation". The News Minute. 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  2. ^ "Ah, Light Of Day". Outlook India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  3. ^ "L'UNESCO sort une série de films sur le thème des droits de l'homme". SIGNIS (in French). 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  4. ^ "'Scavenging dreams' to be screened at Eco-Vision fest - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  5. ^ "Lights, camera, action - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  6. ^ "Kamal Haasan, Rajkummar lend voice to film on sexual exploitation". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  7. ^ "Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao, Kamal Haasan, And Others Lend Voice To Amoli, A Documentary On Child Sex Trafficking". Silverscreen.in. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  8. ^ Kappal, Bhanuj (2018-05-04). "Amoli: The search for India's missing girls". Live Mint. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  9. ^ "Amoli: The fate of children kidnapped in India for sex". Deccan Herald. 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  10. ^ "अमोली: फिल्मी हस्तियों ने यौन शोषण पर फिल्म के लिए आवाज उठाई". Sakshipost Hindi. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  11. ^ Sinha, Sayoni (2018-05-19). "Have you seen my girl?". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  12. ^ Team, ELLE India. "This documentary exposes India's billion-dollar sex trafficking industry". Elle India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  13. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Watch: In 'Amoli', the hunt for a missing girl unravels the horrors of child sex trafficking". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  14. ^ "This new documentary shines light in the life of a girl child trafficked for sex". mid-day. 2018-04-15. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  15. ^ R, Shilpa Sebastian; R, Shilpa Sebastian (2018-05-11). "Voicing his support". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  16. ^ "AMOLI -The Silent Crusade Against Child Trafficking And Sex Trade!". tollytrip. 2018-05-07. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  17. ^ IANS (2018-05-06). "Kamal Haasan, Rajkummar lend voice to film on sexual exploitation". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  18. ^ "Kamal Haasan lends voice to film on sexual exploitation - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  19. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta : Weekend". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  20. ^ "India's Missing Girls". The Asian Age. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.

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