Onir's docu-film RAISING THE BAR to feature at IIFM

Onir's docu-film RAISING THE BAR to feature at IIFM news
img By Ruchita Mishra | 07 Mar 2017 13:35:05.4430000 IST

Onir has given Bollywood some incredible films in the past like MY BROTHER NIKHIL, BAS EK PAL, I AM and few more.

Onir’s directorial documentary RAISING THE BAR is one of its kind as its now the official selection at the annual Maryland International Film Festival. The documentary essays awe-inspiring stories of six young individuals with Down syndrome as it follows them and their stories at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Chennai, India. The 118 minutes docu film has been produced by Onir-Sanjay Suri's Anticlock Film, Mitu Bhowmick - Festival Director of IFFM and Founder, Mind Blowing Films and Cate Sayers of Emotions 21.

The film has previously won the Best foreign documentary feature at the Hollywood Independent Documentary Awards and a Silver Medal at the Atlanta Film Festival. It premiered to a standing ovation at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne where it was presented by festival ambassador Vidya Balan. The film will also be part of Maryland International Film Festival which will take place this year between March 31st and April 2nd.

Talking about the documentary, Onir said, “It’s very heartening to see our precious film being selected for and winning awards worldwide. A film is about celebrating diversity.”

Here’s wishing the film all the very best!