A Rifle and a Bag
Cristina Haneș, Isabella Rinaldi, Arya Rothe
India, Romania, Italy, Qatar
Best Feature Documentary
Somi and her husband met and fell in love while fighting alongside the Naxalites, a communist guerrilla group that has been fighting since the 60’s for the rights of the tribal communities of India. After a decade of armed struggle, the couple deserted the movement and surrendered to the police. Ever since, they have been striving to forge a new identity, educate their two children and eventually reconcile their vio- lent past with the fervent desire to integrate into the hostile Indian society.