Documentary film based on life of Uttarakhand farmer nominated for Oscars

Moti Bagh, a documentary film based on the struggle of a farmer in a remote Uttarakhand village, has been nominated for the Oscars. The film, based on the life of Vidyadutt Sharma, a farmer living in Pauri Garhwal region, also won the 1st prize at International short film festival in Kerala recently.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in a tweet congratulated the director, Nirmal Chander Dandriyal and said the film will inspire youths to stay in their villages and work for their communities. He further said that the movie will also help stop migrations from remote areas.

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