Private Project

Kantapada Village (2022)

Kantapada is a village located in Odisha's Angul district. Using Kantapada as a case study, the documentary investigates the prevalent issues and impediments to the economic growth of rural Odisha. The film also attempts to emphasize the relevance of specific government policies and administrative measures that have benefited the people at Kantapada village.

  • Abhishek Roy
  • Abhishek Roy
  • Padmalochan Pradhan
  • Abhishek Roy
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    39 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    120 USD
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    Hindi, Odia
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Director Biography - Abhishek Roy

Abhishek Roy hails from the bustling town of Silchar, located in Southern Assam. He's a media scholar who's currently working at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal. He is interested in both cinema and documentaries. Follow him @psyknox on Instagram.

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Director Statement

"Kantapada" village is a few hours travel away from my institute. And just like any small hamlet, has many remarkable stories of courage and compassion to tell. Me and my colleague, Mr. Padmalocahn Pradhan, who is a resident of the village, has been planning to document the village for quite some time now. I am delighted that we were able to visit the village last month, and that we were able to finally address its issues and concerns through the documentary that we have produced. Without Padalochan's assistance, none of this would have been possible. I owe him a debt of gratitude for allowing me to stay in his home and for showing me around his lovely village.