Imphal: A 52-minute documentary film “I RISE”, based on ace boxer Laishram Sarita Devi, has won the ‘Best film on Woman, outstanding achievement award’ in the 10th Season of Tagore International Film Festival, (TIFF) held at West Bengal.
The Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF) is a monthly live screening international event and each month World film industry specialists announce 20 Officially Selected films in each category and out of them one film receives the Best of Category award.
The documentary film “I RISE” is directed and cinematographed by National Award winning filmmaker and journalist Borun Thokchom. It is produced by Films Division, Mumbai.
The film has already won Best Documentary Film on Sports and Best Audiography at the 13th Manipur State Film Awards 2020.
The film is about Laishram Sarita Devi, the first Indian professional woman boxer, who is born in a poor family in Manipur. A mother, a woman pugilist, spared no effort to become a celebrated sports star of International fame.
The film is now travelling at different documentary film festivals circuit.