Panaji, Nov 28 (IBNS) Three documentaries by filmmakers from different parts of the world made in different languages showcased in the World Cinema in IFFI 2012 had one common thread viz India.
German director Walter Steffen's 'Munich in India' is about painter Hannez Fritz also known as Fritz Munich and his paintings in India.
Bengali documentary 'The Revolutionary Optimists' directed by Nicole Newnham and Maren R Monsen is about the journey of three children in Kolkata slum from childhood to adolescence.
Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja's 'The World Before Her' juxtaposes traditional and modern women in contemporary India.
Interacting with media on Wednesday in Goa, Walter Steffen said that he was attracted to the story of Fritz Munich who quit a safe job in 1930s to become an artist and his journey as a painter in India during unsafe times.
While exploring the adventurous side of the protagonist in his film he was able to see the other side of India, which was not actually a dreamland that he had heard as a child from his grandparents, he added.