THE PATHAN SISTERS
by Eléonore Boissinot
Gujarat, India. Sofia and Suzain are two teenage sisters brought up by their father and their grandmother in an outlying locality of Ahmedabad. They were too young to remember, but 20 years ago, they barely escaped the deadly 2002 Gujarat anti-Muslim pogroms. As years go by, deadly communal tensions resurface all over the country.
Director & Writer: Eléonore Boissinot
Producer: Claire Babany
DOP: Cédric Dupire, Eléonore Boissinot, Aniket Deore
Sound: Eléonore Boissinot
Editor: Laureline Delom, Cédric Dupire, Perrine Bekaert
Assistant director: Preeti Pareek Chaudhary
Assistant editor: Thomas Laufer
Original music: Bertrand Wolff
Sound editing: Pali Meursault
DIRECTOR - ELÉONORE BOISSINOT
French director and producer of documentaries based in Marseille. Trained in social sciences at the Sorbonne, Paris Nanterre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and in documentary direction at Les Ateliers Varan, Eléonore Boissinot first assisted researchers in their fields in Lebanon and India. She co-founded Dryades Films with Claire Babany, and they have since then produced a number of award-winning documentaries. Eléonore learnt Hindi in order to develop THE PATHAN SISTERS, her directorial debut.
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"Mesmerising... What seems at first a domestic story of teenage frustration evolves into a political rites of passage as the girls come to understand their tragic past and how it was shaped..."
- Business Doc Europa