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Canadian Premiere
10 mins |
United States |
  • Mountain Culture
Danny Schmidt
LANGUAGE(S): English, Hindi
| SUBTITLES: English


Janwaar celebrates a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small village in India. Raw talent, creativity, and unadulterated childhood find a home on four wheels, and manage to break down generations of caste and gender barriers in the process.

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This film was part of VIMFF 2023 and is no longer available for viewing.


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Danny Schmidt

Danny Schmidt has produced, directed, and photographed documentary films for clients including PBS, National Geographic, Netflix, Amazon Prime, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and many others. He won an NW Emmy award for cinematography for his DP work on the PBS/Independent Lens film Indian Relay and another for best topical documentary for Finding Traction on Netflix. He received his MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking in 2012 from Montana State University and his BS in Earth Science from the University of Utah. His films have played at Telluride Mountainfilm, Wild & Scenic, Boulder International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Banff Mountain Film, and many others.

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