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He Was A Child Laborer, Then A Homeless Migrant. Now He’s A Prizewinning Filmmaker Who Could Get An Oscar.

P.S. Vinothraj worked in a flower market at age nine and a sweatshop at 14. At 19 he ran to the big city (Chennai) and slept on the streets. Now his first feature is a festival hit and India’s official submission to the Oscars. – The Guardian
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From child labourer to Oscar hopeful, the extraordinary life of PS Vinothraj

As a boy, the Tamil director saw movies made in the market where he worked. Now he’s India’s choice for awards gloryAs a child labourer working in the flower markets of Madurai, there was nothing more exciting for PS Vinothraj than when the film crews would descend. He would put down his sacks of petals and look up in awe at the camera operators who sat atop cranes to get dramatic sweeping shots. It was, to his nine-year-old mind, intoxicating. “I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life,” h...
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Indian Drama ‘Pebbles,’ Argentina’s ‘The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet’ Win Top Rotterdam Awards

Indian drama “Pebbles,” by Vinothraj P.S., won the main competition Tiger Award at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on Sunday. Taking the top prize in the Big Screen Competition sidebar was Argentine filmmaker Ana Katz’s “The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet.” Set against a backdrop of grinding poverty and drought-stricken villages in southern […]
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