“Gauri” bags Best Human Rights film award at Toronto Film Festival

Kannada film director Kavitha Lankesh’s documentary ‘Gauri’ – based on the life of her sister and slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, has won the ‘Best Human Rights’ film award at the Toronto Women’s Film Festival 2022.

“I am happy to inform you all my documentary “Gauri” has won the “Best Human Rights” film award at Toronto Women’s Film festival. I hope Gauri’s voice continues to resonate. Thanks to all those in solidarity,” tweeted Kavitha.

Toronto Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world.

The documentary has also been selected for the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal and is in consideration at Doc New York, International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Sundance Film Festival and other festivals across the world, The New Indian Express reported.

Gauri Lankesh, journalist, publisher and outspoken critic of Hindutva groups, was shot dead by unknown attackers in front of her home in Bangalore on 5 September 2017. She was 55.