Raghu Rai is the father of Indian photography. His story is told by young Avani Rai, who have to fight for her own voice in the shadow of her father.   

Raghu Rai has been photographing India for 50 years. He has captured many of the major events of India’s history from political conflicts to the everyday realities of the people. His photos on Bhopal disaster, India Gandhi, Mother Theresa and Dalai Lama are world famous. Raghu Rai’s life and work are revealed by Avani Rai, the director of the film. Through the film we follow also how she is struggling to find her own voice.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
India
Co production country:
Finland
Norway
Release date (international):
2017-11-16
Production company:
CRCI
IV Films
Co production company:
Piraya Film AS
Financing company:
IDFA Bertha Fund
Fritt Ord
Filmkraft Rogaland
AVEK
Executive producer:
Gurmeet Rai
Anurag Kayshap
Producer:
Ilkka Vehkalahti
Co producer:
Torstein Grude

Crew

Director:
Avani Rai
Screenplay:
Avani Rai
Ilkka Vehkalahti
Cinematographer:
Avani Rai
Editor:
Menno Boerema
Archana Padhke
Composer:
Naren Chandavarkar
Benedict Taylor
Sound Recording:
Ashok Kumar
Sound Design:
Susmit ‘Bob’ Nath

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Length in mins:
55'
Subtitles:
English

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