A Rifle and a Bag

  • 10 10
  • 2020
  • 89min
A Rifle and a Bag
  • Original Title: A Rifle and a Bag

Unfolds the transformative journey of a couple, once entrenched in the Naxalite guerrilla movement in India, as they strive to exchange a life of armed struggle for one of peaceful societal integration.

A Rifle and a Bag

AWARDS: Awarded Special Mention of the Jury. International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)Special Mention of the Jury. International Film Festival Innsbruck/ Special Mention of the Jury. MiradasDoc/ Best Documentary. Tirana International Film Festival/ Best International Documentary. Festival Film Dokumenter/ Best International Feature Length Film.FIDBA Buenos Aires

OFFICIAL SELECTION: International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)/ Taiwan International Documentary Festival/ Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec/ CineBH International Film Festival/ Tallgrass Film Festvial/ All living things environmental Film Festival/ Crossing Film Festival @CeMIS/ Terra Nostra/ Visionär Film Festival/ Festival Film Dokumenter/ Visions du Réel/ Thessaloniki Documentary Festival/ First Look @ Museum of Moving Image/ One World Romania/ Durban International Film Festival/ Busan International Film Festival/ Dharamshala International Film Festival 

A Rifle and a Bag - Violent past with a hopeful future

Charting the profound journey of a couple transitioning from guerrilla fighters to peaceful citizens, this documentary captures the essence of their struggle for a new beginning after leaving the Naxalite movement. Faced with the challenge of reintegration, they endeavor to provide for their children's education and mend their relationship with a society hesitant to accept their changed identities. Through their story, the film delves into themes of redemption, justice, and the capacity for transformation, shedding light on the personal and societal complexities of moving beyond a legacy of conflict.

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