Kids & Docs Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary
Moti Kahn, a 12-year-old Indian boy, is talented in singing. He loves singing the Manganiyar songs, a big part of which has been the long-time tradition of artist-hereditary patron relationship.But Moti finds singing for their patrons humiliating as they are still treated lowly,and he aspires to earn respect from the world through music. He sets on a journey to the bigger world-will he be able to keep the spirit of Manganiyars?
He studied at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune -where he is now also a visiting faculty member- and at the 2011 Berlin Talent Campus. He began his career as an actor under theatre guru Barry John in Delhi. His debut feature as a director (The honour keeper, 2014) premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. “Ashwatthama”, his second feature, premiered at Busan International Film Festival in the New Currents Section.