Bhubaneswar: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Snehasis Das’s film ‘Kokoli, Fish Out Of Water’ has been selected by 7 Colors Lagoon, Bacalar International Film Festival Mexico.
The film will be screened at Bacalar in Mexico. It will also be awarded the Best Feature Film of Bacalar International Film Festival.
Produced under the banner of The Naked Eye in association with Ckinetics, the film reflects the displacement of the fishermen community due to soil erosion in coastal Odisha.
The main role of the film has been played by noted artist Gargi Mohanty.
“The impact of climate change has distressed people in the coastal areas. Though a love story, the film has a strong social message. To give a realistic feel, the film has been completely shot near the beach and Penthakata slums in Puri,” said Snehasis earlier to Odishabytes.
The title ‘Kokoli’ derives from a sea fish of the same name.
The film’s cinematography is by Srikant Pattnaik while editing has been done by National Award winner Prashant Naik. The only song in the film has been taken from an earlier album of Odisha’s melody queen, Trupti Das.