Northwest Film Forum, Seattle – Saturday, October 7th – 4:00 PM
TULASI APA: Born and brought up in a tribal region of Odisha, ‘Padmashri’ Tulasi Munda did not allow the poverty, illiteracy, and lack of development of her locality to dishearten her, discourage her, or dampen her spirit. The film encapsulates the essence of Tulasi Munda’s life. It enumerates her struggle and highlights her achievements.
Presented in partnership with Pratham and the Oriyas of Greater Seattle.
$12 Regular | $10 Student/Senior (with ID)
$10 Early Bird (through 9/30)
Tulasi Apa, Amiya Ranjan Patnaik, 2017, Oriya, 120 min
Born and brought up in a tribal region of Odisha, ‘Padmashri’ Tulasi Munda did not allow the poverty, illiteracy and un-development of her locality to dishearten her, discourage her or dampen her spirit. She took a humble step to educate her fellow beings, which grew into a huge movement. Be it urban-rural divide or conflict of mines-owner and workers or exploitation of the have-nots by the haves, Tulasi Munda protested each and every act of injustice and discrimination and turned the tide in favor of her fellow beings.
The film encapsulates the essence of Tulasi Munda life. It enumerates her struggle and highlights her achievements.
Amiya Ranjan Patnaik is an Indian film director and producer who works predominantly in the Odia film industry. He made his directorial debut with Mamata Mage Mula (1985). The movie was also his first venture as a producer. Since then he has produced movies like Hakim Babu (1985), Raja Rani (1989), Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna (1989), Paradesi Babu (1999), and Babu I Love You (2005). In 2015 he returned to the director’s chair to churn out the multiple award winning movie, Tulasi Apa. The movie was screened at several film festivals since 2015 and finally got a theatrical release in 2017. It has Barsha Nayak, Sujit Paikrai and Mamata Panda in prominent roles.
Press & Awards
Best Film, International Film Festival of Shimla (2016)
Kolkata International Film Festival (2015)
Bengaluru International Film Festival (2016)
Nashik International Film Festival (2016)
Golden Triangle Film Festival (2016)