RIDERS OF THE MIST

By Roopa BARUA

KAHINI MEDIA - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

Riders of the Mist is a documentary about a heritage bareback pony race in Assam, India which has been carried on for about 135 years.

Festivals
& Awards

Indian Film Festival, Houston 2015
Award for best documentary
Nashik International Film Festival 2015
Special Jury Award
Brahmaputra Film Festi 2015
Special Section
Indian Film Festival Hague 2015
Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, First film, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 25 - 50 M$
    • Duration
    • 64 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roopa BARUA
    • Synopsis
    • ‘Riders of the Mist’ is an independently funded documentary about the personal journey of director Roopa Barua as she revisits a century-old bareback pony racing tradition in the state of Assam, India. The ponies are free-grazing and live in the riverine islands of the Brahmaputra Valley. They come and participate in the annual racing event of a colonial era planters club in Jorhat, Assam.This documentary is a portrayal of the races as they unfold, the jockeys and their lives and these ponies that become part of the
      tradition every year. The heavy mist that hovers over Jorhat during this time of the year is a fitting backdrop to this quirky phenomenon that has a fleeting presence for a few days every year and is gone almost as soon as it arrives.
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