Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller
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Original title: Thirteen Destinations of a Traveller
Directed by: Partha Das
Produced by: Mokhalesur Rahman Talukdar (Lenin), Soumya Mukhopadhyay
Country of production: Bangladesh, India
Expected release: December, 2021
Production stage: Post production (editing)
Budget: €150,000 (50% in place)
1st feature: Yes
Looking for: Festivals, sales agents/ distributors, co-producers, gap finance, strategic guidance, impact producers.
Story of two parallel journeys; one in which thousands of Sufi pilgrims march together over days and miles to proclaim unrequited love for humanity, enduring physical pain and in the other a disabled, marginal Muslim man in present India tries to transform his life fighting against physical economic and social challenges in search of love, compassion and elusive happiness.
Partha Das, born in 1987 in Kolkata, India, is an audio-visual artist working across different media ranging from films, performance and installation art. His works have been showcased across various art galleries and institutions including Lalit Kala, India; Alliance Française du Bengale; Modern Art Museum, Michigan; Cultural Institute of Portugal. THIRTEEN DESTINATIONS OF A TRAVELLER is his maiden documentary feature. He is working on this project for the past three years having spent a good three months on the road with the pilgrims and walked along with them from Delhi to Ajmer for three consecutive years in search of characters and stories.
Mokhalesur Rahman Talukdar (Lenin) is an Independent Film Producer from Bangladesh. He has recently finished a feature film – MANUSHER BAGAAN (People of the Garden, 2020) and has a slate of documentaries and feature narratives, both short and long form in development or shoot. Lenin is a founding member of the Short Film Forum of Bangladesh and has attended various documentary Labs and International film festivals as Jury member or decision maker.
Soumya Mukhopadhyay is a film director, producer and a market researcher from India. He is the director of Cherrypix Movies; India’s leading production and post production house. His recent productions include GLOSSARY OF NONHUMAN LOVE, directed by Ashish Avikunthak, selected at IFFR, 2021; TWO FRIENDS, directed by Prasun Chatterjee, selected at Marche Du Film Goes to Cannes 2020 and A SOUTH ASIAN QUEER PAMPHLET, an interactive documentary selected at IDFA DocLab Forum, 2020.