On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, my guest was Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda, whose new film, a 24-minute documentary called Testimony of Ana is currently on the festival circuit, playing at the Krakow Film Festival (from May 30 to Sunday, June 6) in Poland after premiering at the Hot Docs Film Festival earlier this month. The film is about the life of Anaben Pawar, an elderly tribal woman accused of witchcraft in rural India.
In the conversation, we discuss how Sachin first heard about Anaben’s story, why these witch hunts happen, his research into the story and visiting Ana’s village and trying to avoid conflict while being outsiders visiting there, as well as wanting to show Ana the acknowledgements of the film instead of the film itself, and there’s more in between, too.
You can listen to the conversation directly below, go here to download it or check out the conversation on YouTube below, as well. Testimony of Ana is playing at the Krakow Film Festival currently from May 30 to June 6. It’s geoblocked to Poland – but you can keep up with Sachin and his company Kino Street Film to see when the next festival dates may be by going to the website, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.