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Acting Like a Thief is a short film about the Budhan Theatre of Chharanagar. Starting with playwright Dakxin Bajrange discussing his arrest , the film brings us inside the lives of a dedicated group of young actors and their families as they discuss what it means to be a “born criminal” and how theater changed their lives.

Acting Like a Thief was made by Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards

Amnesty International Film Festival, USA, 2006
Tri Continental Film Festival, India, 2006
Ms. Film Festival, 2006
South Side Film Festival, USA, 2006
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, USA, 2006
Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca, NY, 2007
Association for Asian Studies Conference, Boston, MA, 2007
International Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 2007
International Ethnographic Film Festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute, UK, 2007
International Festival of Films on Tribal Art & Culture, India, 2008

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Acting Like a Thief on IMDB