Director: Kripal Kalita
Language: VOSE | VOSC
Bridge is a portrait of a teenage girl who lives on the banks of a tributary of the Brahmaputra River and fights for her empowerment. The mighty Brahmaputra River and its tributaries flood villages and ruin crops every year, but still the people love the river and its fertile valley. Every year, after the floods, a new life begins. The film draws attention to the agony of the people who lose everything every year, but who never cease to struggle, without giving in to despair, against the daily problems and obstacles that fate has in store for them.
Kripal Kalita is an Assamese filmmaker. Her short film, Jaapi, won the Best Northeast Film award at the 2019 Chalachitram National Film Festival. Her first feature film, Bridge, has participated in the official section of most festivals in India, such as the Kautik International Film Festival and the Chennai International Film Festival. It received a well-deserved Special Mention at the 2020 edition of the International Film Festival of India.