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Pearl Of The Desert (MARU RO MOTI)

Nominated for

Best Feature Documentary

Directed by

Pushpendra Singh

82' • India • 2019

Moti Kahn, a 12-year-old Indian boy, is talented in singing. He loves singing the Manganiyar songs, a big part of which has been the long-time tradition of artist-hereditary patron relationship.But Moti finds singing for their patrons humiliating as they are still treated lowly, and he aspires to earn respect from the world through music. He sets on a journey to the bigger world-will he be able to keep the spirit of Manganiyars?

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