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Hats off to this one

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 02:46 IST
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An India post-graduate student at the London Film School has bagged the first prize in the 2006 Commonwealth Vision Awards, set up to promote excellence in filmmaking across the Commonwealth.

Avantika Hari received the award for her film Hat Day from the Earl of Wessex on Saturday night. Her film centres on the events that take place during Hat Day at a London school.

Another Indian, Merajur Rahman Baruah, who has over 20 years of experience in film production and direction, won the commended prize for his entry Beyond the Zero Line, which portrays the Wagah border between India and Pakistan as a symbol of acceptance, reconciliation and healing.

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