An Insignificant Man

2016, India-Netherlands
96 min., col., 1:1.85, Dolby 7.1, language — English, Hindi

Directors Khushboo Ranka & Vinay Shukla 
DoP Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla & Vinay Rohira
Music Ola Fløttum
Editing Abhinav Tyagi & Manan Bhat
Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Koli
Producer Anand Gandhi 
Production Memesys Culture Lab

A non-fiction drama chronicling the most outrageous political debut in the largest democracy in the world, «An Insignificant Man» follows Arvind Kejriwal and his insurgent party as they look to shake up Indian politics while struggling to keep their own idealism alive.

  • Special jury mention, Warsaw IFF-2016
  • Audience award for Best film (Documentary), Indian Film Festival LA-2017
  • Best documentary prize, New York IFF-2017

Experienced in the fields of journalism, graphic design and writing for a number of years, before she moved to filmmaking. «Continuum», a short film she wrote and directed at the age of 20, won the best short film at the Hannover Film Festival. She next co-wrote the internationally acclaimed fiction feature film «Ship of Theseus». Her versatility gave rise to her latest projects, «An Insignificant Man», her first feature documentary film, and «Right to Pray», a unique virtual reality experience, the first of its kind from India. 

A theatre actor in the past, he featured in the internationally acclaimed film «Ship of Theseus».
Vinay’s persisting fascination with the Indian politics has shaped two acclaimed narrative projects for him: «Bureaucracy Sonata», a short film he wrote and directed in 2011, which premiered at 42nd International Film Festival of India and won the HBO Best Short Film Award in New York at SAIFF 2012; and «An Insignificant Man», a feature documentary film he wrote, shot, and directed, which will play at major international festivals in 2016.