Etwa

Director:Jyotirmoy Roy
Hindi/1988/Colour/77mins

Synopsis:

Etwa’s father was a coal mine worker who laid down his life to save others. Etwa, though unable to read, admires the memorial stone resurrected in his father’s name. He hopes to work in the mines like his elder brother and emulate his father’s heroics. One day a blast traps many mine workers. Etwa, who knows a secret tunnel, leads the rescue workers to it. Would Etwa be able to save the miners? Would he ever be able to read his father’s memorial stone?

 

Director’s Biography: Jyotirmoy Roy
Jyotirmoy Roy has been making films in Bengali, especially documentaries, since 1962. He was associated with the eminent director Shanti Prasad Chowdhary in the making of the Children’s Film Society’s award winning film ‘Heerer Prajapati’. He co-directed a children’s film ‘Dakater Hotey’ for the Govt. of West Bengal which was also commercially released. Roy has made a 90 minute children’s film ‘Contribution of West Bengal towards India’s Freedom Struggle’ and has also made a 16mm feature ‘Ujau’ (Eastern Wind).

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