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Weight of Light (2024)

Feature film | Drama Duration 19:24

Weight of Light

Surya, a teenage ragpicker, finds a camera on a huge garbage mountain in Delhi. The camera becomes her window to the untold stories of women surrounding her. The film walks the line between documentary and fiction and focuses on a community of garbage collectors who try to find their place in the world amidst garbage and scorching heat.

Director: Anna Hints

Keywords: marriage | alaealised | inequity | living environment | emancipation | enesekaitse | self-discovery | selling oneself | taking photos | bargaining | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Stellar Film
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue hindi
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 19:24


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Pushpendra Singh - Ram Kumar | Payal - Chanda | Bebo Chouhan - Tara | Sherdul - Prem | Vishwa Prakash - Groom | Sangri Devi (Gauri) - Groom's mother | Ashish Tyagi - Man with the laptop

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 7.03.2024, Tampere Film Festival, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Baltic Pitching Forum (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2021, Baltic Producers Media Award
  • Participation, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 2023, Programme: International Competition 3: State of Affairs
  • Award, Human Rights Film Festival (San Sebastian, Spain), 2024, Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm