Raised over six times our target for Kejriwal film: Producer

IANS
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

As many as 782 crowd funders contributed amounts ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 100,000 for "An Insignificant Man" -- a documentary on Arvind Kejriwal's political journey -- says producer Anand Gandhi, who is happy they raised over six times their target goal for the movie.

The target was $20,000 and they landed up raising $120,000, the makers said.

The political thriller, directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, is presented by the global media giant Vice, produced by Memesys Lab, and is co-produced by Sundance, Bertha Foundation, DocSociety, AND Busan and IDFA.

Gandhi said in a statement: "With this film, we have managed to strike at the heart of the political conversation in India. Everybody had an opinion on the Aam Aadmi Party and we wanted to build a bridge between our film and the community at large with our crowdfunding campaign.

"'An Insignificant Man' is one of the biggest and probably the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in India wherein we raised over six times our target goal. Support poured in from all quarters in varied quantities with an outstanding number of 782 crowd funders extending their support for the film.

"People have contributed amounts ranging from as less as Rs 10 to as big as Rs 100,000. The film then went on to garner international support and backing by organisations like Sundance, Bertha Foundation, DocSociety, AND Busan, IDFA amongst others. These organisations have previously supported Oscar winning journalistic films."

"An Insignificant Man", which had earlier been facing censor troubles, goes behind the scenes to document Kejriwal and his party's rise to power. The film will release on November 17.


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