Moti Bagh, a documentary 83-year-old farmers life story of how he struggles to keep his 5-acre farm alive has made it to the Oscars. The documentary, directed by Nirmal Chander is based on the life of Vidyadutt Sharma, a farmer belonging to a remote village in Uttarakhand.
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand applauded the efforts of the director and said that this documentary will inspire the youth to stay in their own villages and contribute towards the welfare of their communities. The minister also stated that this film will also help in stopping migrations from remote areas.
The film portrays the struggles that the 83-year-old VIdyadutt has to go through to keep his farm alive in the uninhabited hilly lands and how his passion for farming keeps his hopes alive. The film also sheds light on the issue of migration of people from villages and how that causes the village in lying empty with no one to till it.
The documentary also covers the farmers from Nepal who settled in to plug in the gap while also facing discrimination by the locals who call them Nepali and Bahadur. However, these Nepali farmers are the ones who are feeding the whole Uttarakhand.
From struggles of farmers in remote areas to the issue of migrants from villages, the story is covered beautifully in this documentary making it a worthy Oscar contender and we hope they bring it home.