“TARA ” FOR 2013 EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Short Synopsis
Merely a few hundred kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the fanatically fast paced Mumbai city lies the deceptively sleepy village of Tanda. A village girl Tara seems to be content with her confined life, very much in love with her liquor maker husband. But, when the beautiful protagonist’s seemingly mundane existence parts ways to reveal the unspoken realities of exploitation and darkness enveloping the village, she leads the villagers in their quest for survival, only to realize that she
is up against something she may not be prepared to fight against—prejudice. The young woman who bravely stood up for the whole community finds herself cruelly alienated in her most vulnerable moment. Ultimately, after a series of gut wrenching experiences, she has to make a choice… Based on disturbingly common realities of Indian villages, this powerful story of self-discovery transcends the original theme of tribal strife to raise a universal question—can you always choose freedom & self-respect over social acceptance? The journey of the extraordinary woman Tara in very difficult
situations reveals the story of love and passion and how she deals with same .

DESMOND ELLIOT’S FILMS AND OTHERS FOR EKOIFF

Finding-Mercy

FINDING MERCY (SYNOPSIS)
Two friends find themselves in a complicated situation with a motherless baby. One decides to keep the baby only to discover truths he would rather not know.

KAMARA’S TREE

KAMARA'S TREE

KAMARA’S TREE (SYNOPSIS)
Kamara’s Tree’ tells a story of a family which “after many years of not all being under the same roof, the family of extremely diverse characters gather in Freetown, Sierra Leone to celebrate the wedding of their eccentric kid sister. Secrets and an uninvited guests threaten the day, as the family is thrown into a chaos.”

PARADOX

PARADOX (SYNOPSIS)
A young man is driven to the depths of despair when he is overlooked for promotion at work and is unable to pay the hospital bills for his pregnant wife to safely deliver their baby.

NEXT PRESIDENT

NEXT PRESIDENT (SYNOPSIS)
A young Sierra Leonan man must stand up against strong political forces in his country and convince his cautious wife to contest for the biggest seat in Government.

THE QUEEN HAS NO CROWN

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Poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, over the course of a decade, through the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding. Exploring the politics of belonging, displacement, and homosexuality, the film examines the hard decisions one Israeli family has to make and the intractable bonds that unite them in the face of complicated life choices. A film by Tomer Heymann

The Movie “BROKEN” for 4th EKOIFF

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The lives of two adults, past lovers and once married are thrown into chaos as the mistakes of their past including the aftermath of the children they failed to bring up properly in their selfish union, come hunting their present as asylum, death-roll and street living mar their once sane lives.

Broken, let the child live!

Starring: Kalu Ikeagwu, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Bimbo Manuel, Iyke Adiele…

Director: Bright Wonder

Oscar Nominated Film for 4th Eko International Film Festival

DAM999 had been shortlisted for five Oscar nominations in 3 categories (Best Picture, Best Original Score and Best Original Music), nominated for Golden Rooster Awards 2012 to be held at China and won two Global Music Awards ,Best International Feature Film, Special Jury Award, Best Movie of the Festival at International Film Festival for Environment, Health, and Culture 2013, declared Best English Film at Sangli Film Festival and adjudged as ‘Judges Favorite’ at International Film Festival – Antigua Barbuda.
‘DAM 999’ has also selected at various global film festivals such as Tehran Film Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival, Malaysia, Chain NYC Film Festival, USA, Louisville’s International Festival of Film, USA and Trinity International Film Festival, USA.

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SYNOPSIS
John Brown as the Mayor of the city decides to build a new dam to replace the century old dam built by his great grandfather during the colonial days in India to avoid its potential threat on 2.5million lives.
Wide protest against the evacuation costs his life. His son-in-law, acorrupt politician, becomes the next mayor and announces the inauguration of the new dam, which he has built without following the safety measures. Shankaran, an astrologer predicts about a possible disaster on the inauguration day. A group of mariners joined together by destiny decide to fight it out to avoid the disaster and save the mankind. The movie moves towards a thrilling climax through Nine Characters, Nine moods and a dam of emotions…