In a remarkable achievement for Indian cinema, the gripping short film “Ghuspaith Between Borders” has been selected as India’s official entry at the esteemed Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2023. Starring the talented Amit Sadh in the lead role, the film delves into the poignant and timely themes of human resilience and the complexities of borderlines.
Inspired by the tragic real-life story of renowned Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, the film takes viewers on an emotional journey, shedding light on the hidden facets of the illegal cattle trade, cow smuggling, human trafficking, the refugee crisis, and ethnic cleansing. At its core, “Ghuspaith Between Borders” raises a thought-provoking question that reverberates across the globe: where should the boundaries of humanity be drawn?
Director Mihir Kalpana Lath, the creative force behind this impactful piece, expressed his joy at the film’s selection, sharing, “This film aims to honor the unwavering dedication of photojournalists, the unsung heroes who risk their lives to unveil the world’s realities. Witnessing our film being chosen for the Rhode Island International Film Festival is a surreal moment, and I believe this is just the beginning of our journey towards many more milestones.”
Renowned actor Amit Sadh, who brings the character of the courageous Indian photojournalist named Manav to life, conveyed his gratitude, saying, “Working on this project has been a truly enriching experience. ‘Ghuspaith’ is our tribute to the brave souls like Danish Siddiqui, who illuminate the truth amidst peril. The selection of our film at this prestigious festival is an absolute honor, and I am hopeful that it will continue to make an impact.”
Scheduled from August 7th to August 13th, 2023, the 27th edition of The Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival promises to be a captivating platform for diverse cultures and remarkable cinematic narratives. The film is a collaborative effort, written and directed by Mihir Kalpana Lath, produced by Girish Arora, and presented under the banner of Jouska Films by Shakun Batra.
As audiences worldwide anticipate the unveiling of “Ghuspaith Between Borders” at the festival, this powerful short film is poised to not only captivate hearts but also spark essential conversations about the humanity that binds us all.