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According to Indian mythologies, women are considered to be the center of immense energy and power. At the same time women have been a target of social evils and objects of oppression. Sita is a provocative short film, revolving around the issue of rape in the modern world. The protagonist is about to be attacked by three men for rape and what she does, depicts a deep universal meaning and significance. Sita is inspired by Ramayana, where mother Sita is believed to be born out of the Earth and after a life of displeasure and suffering, she chose to merge with the Earth. The laxman rekha drawn by her brother -in- law was to protect her from any evil. Despite that she was taken away by Ravana, the villian in the story. Sita is a representative for all women out there who have the blessing of nature to procreate, the power to give birth to a new entity in the world. A mother's womb is a symbol of universal power that a woman possesses. The crime against women such as rape is a disrespect of this universal energy which human beings are bound to protect and preserve.

  • Sandip pratihar
  • Sandip pratihar
    Abhijan Basu(Dialog Writer), Pratiksha Kumar(Synopsis Writer)
  • Sandip Pratihar
    Ananya Bose
  • Haripada Maity,Ramasankar paul,Madhumita Kundu,Tanmoy Saha
    Key Cast
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    5 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
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  • Silver Palms Award From ANSFF From Argentina 2016.

    Silver Palms Award
  • Shorts & Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2017
    Nominated In Academy Qualify Film Festival 2017
  • MedFF Film Fest 2017

    Best Film
  • Los Angeles Cine Fest 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • 20 Official Selection in all over country.
Director Biography - Sandip pratihar

Sandip Was born in 1987, a small village (Tajpur) of Arambagh, Dist. Hooghly. Graduated from Calcutta University. Have no degree on film making. He worked with a theatre group for 5yrs. Sandip have started work 2014 with his first short film. Always love to work on surreal subjects, drama, on true stories & human feelings. And he love to watch different kinds of film where he learn film making from. Sandip also a screenplay writer.He have finished five feature film script one of them is Hindi script those are arranged properly on my rack waiting & for an opportunity. He believe that film is a medium where people enjoy some time together. They find both their joys and sorrows. They identify with the subjects when they rebel and protest. It will always be endeavor to try to make the kind of film where the lost and unwelcome voices of our world will also get to reach the people. That in itself his motivation.

Director Filmography:>
PAHAL(Short Film) awarded list(2015)

1.Award Winner- Special Mention [IOFF International Film Festival 2016] Bangladesh.
2.Also selected a jury member from IOFF [ 4000+ films, 105 countries, 338 international juries].
3.Official selection AVIFF CANNES CATALOG 2016 France.
4.Official Finalist Med Film FEST July 2016 Italy.
5. Best Director Award from Med Film FEST
6.Official selection 13th Frames Film Festival 2016 Mumbai.

"SITA"(Short Film) Nomination & Award List(2016)

1. Best film MedFF film fest 2016.
2. Official selection iPhone film festival 2016.
3. Official selection Arte Non Stop Film festival 2016.
4. Official selection IndieWise Film Festival 2016.
5. Official selection Grand OFF Film Festival 2016.
6. Official Screening at South Asian Film Festival of Montréal - SAFFM during this year 2016.
7. Official selection Second Asia International Youth Film Festival China 2016.
8. Finalist in Los Angeles Cine Fest 2016
9. Diploma Participant from Kinosmena Short Film Festival 2016 BELARUS.
10. Officially Acknowledged San Francisco Film Society 2017.
11. Official Selection Marano Ragazzi Spot Festival 2016.
12. Silver Palms Award From ANSFF From Argentina 2016.
13. Official Selection Nile’s Diaspora International film Festival 2016.
14. Official Selection MedFF fest winter season 2016
15. Finalist in IndustryBOOST Competition 2016.
16. Official selection Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS 2016.
17. Official selection velcom Smartfilm 2016.
18. Nominated In Academy Qualify Film Festival 2017
19. Official selection in Rtf film festival 2017.
20.Recognize The Hero Of Social Change from Yes Foundation India 2017.

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Director Statement

The crime against women such as rape is a disrespect of this universal energy which human beings are bound to protect and preserve.