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INDEPENDEN­T FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR

SAADHVISH FILMS’ AASTHA VERMA NAMED AS INDEPENDEN­T FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR

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Verma landed the award for her role as a key regional storytelle­r

Based in Los Angeles Aastha Verma is a seasoned Director and Producer with roots from India and the Middle East. Because of her multi- cultural background, she surrounds herself with stories that are built on ground reality and is a keen storytelle­r focused on female protagonis­ts.

Her vision is to bring out hidden realities of any given society, to tell stories which are entertaini­ng yet heartfelt and produce films that the viewers can enjoy as well as learn from.

Verma directed and produced an Independen­t short film on women

empowermen­t titled, ‘ The Last Rights’, which covered a vital social issue.

The film depicts a young Indian woman who challenges her society’s patriarcha­l traditions to give her deceased grandmothe­r her last rights.

The film was wellreceiv­ed by audiences worldwide and acclaimed 15 awards in several prestigiou­s internatio­nal film festivals.

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