Trees Under the Sun (Veyilmarangal)
Director: Dr. Biju (Bijukumar Damodaran)
Language: VOSE / VOSC
A Dalit (untouchable) family living in Kerala loses their house and property during the rainy season. Their members also loose their jobs and are forced to move to Himachal Pradesh to work as guards in an apple orchard. However, they find themselves in a place where language and culture are totally unknown to them. This is coupled with the adverse climate and the discrimination imposed by the caste system in India.
Bijukumar Damodaran (1971) known as Dr. Biju when he was a homeopathic doctor. However, he changed this career to that of a film director and writer. Works such as Saira (2005) and Sound of Silence (2017) established him as a filmmaker.
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