“In our society, we rarely talk with our children or our elders about what we went through. We went through a lot—we had like 100 years of dictatorship, then a brief democracy, then 30 years of dictatorship again, and then we had democracy reinstated with a big revolution, and had a decade-long Civil War,” the director explained to Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro following an Awardsline screening of the film. “The peace process that started is still going on, but we rarely talk about politics in the family, so one of my intentions was to bring three generations of people together, forcing them to interact in a way that they normally don’t.”
Joining Rauniyar onstage was executive producer Danny Glover, a four-time Emmy-nominated actor who has made it his mission in recent years to support a number of socially-conscious documentaries via his Louverture Films label —among them, the Oscar-nominated Trouble the Water, Shadow World, and The House on Coco Road—placing a spotlight on a number of vital global issues. “The extraordinary thing is that once you work with such a talented and wonderful director, you want to work with him again,” Glover said of his relationship with Rauniyar, which began with 2012’s Highway. “We had the opportunity to work with him on the second film, and hopefully we’ll get an opportunity to work with him on several films after that.”
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