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Oscar entrant screened at Thiruvananthapuram film fest
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Oscar entrant screened at Thiruvananthapuram film fest

S.Murari

India’s only Oscar qualifying short film called Rooting for Roona was world premiered at the 12th international documentary and short film festival at the Kairali theatre in Thirunavanthapuram on Saturday.

According to Bengaluru based film production company Curley Street, it is festival where India’s Oscar qualifying films are screened.

Rooting for Roona is about baby Roona Begum, born with hydrocephalus or  collection of fluid in the brain leading to swollen head, in neglected Tripura in the north-east and how her parents are finally reconciled to her death after failing to get proper  treatment.