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Odisha’s sports documentary ‘The Mountain Hockey’ set for world promotion

30/08/2021 at 4:07 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 30: Acclaimed filmmaker Jitendra Mishra has picked up the recent sports documentary from Odisha ‘The Mountain Hockey’ for world promotion.

The film is directed by Avinash Pradhan and Debasish Mohapatra and produced by Raj Kishore Hota of Cinespinner Productions and ULB Films.

Soon after this collaboration, the film has already got official invitations from three different international film festivals from three different countries. It will be premiered in Germany, Spain and Dubai in the month of September and October.

The twenty-nine minutes film narrates the story of a teacher, hockey coach and sports activist Rajendra Kumar Kujur who goes through a lot of struggle and hardship to teach hockey to several tribal girls in Amlikhaman village at Sambalpur district.

This is an inspiring story of few passionate youth and their never give up attitude in spite of several challenges in life.

“I really appreciate the honest intention of the young filmmakers behind making this film. We had agreed in principle much earlier and I am happy to have collaborated with this project. My key objective is to support and promote sincere filmmakers and positive stories from our region, we all should do it together. This way I would like to pay homage to the legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National sports day this year” said Jitendra Mishra on this occasion.

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