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Footprints I Javid Banday I Canada

Footprints tell the story of five college friends, who are settled in their lives. Mohsin, the protagonist, loves to capture the natural beauty of Kashmir through his still camera as he is going to lose his eyesight in the next six months which his non-Kashmiri friends are not aware of. He wishes to spend some time with his friends and invites them to Kashmir. Despite resentment of the families of non-Kashmiri friends, they make it happen and the friends start their journey, which somehow from a charming expedition turns to be an odious one.

Javid Banday is a Canadian based filmmaker, who did his post graduation from Sheridan College film School in 2008. Mr. Banday served in All India Radio, Dubai TV and many Canadian based television channels. He has written, directed and produced many radio and television plays, documentaries, TV commercials, short films and feature films. Mr. Banday bagged national award for writing and producing documentary on Manto. He have been co-writer and co-producer for a bunch of Hindi movies that includes "Million Dollar Nomad" bought by "House of Film" a Los Angeles based North American Distribution Company. Mr. Banday’s has been associated with feature films entitled, Identity Card Ek Lifeline, Side A and Side B and Mantostaan. Mr. Banday has recently completed his first feature film as writer & director and producer “FOOTPRINTS “based on Kashmir. Footprints was premiered and screened in Canada and India in July 2022 and travelled across more than 40 film festivals, got 15 nominations, 6 awards and 6 semi-finalist selections. It will be soon on OTT platforms. Mr. Banday is currently working on his next project “The Immigrant” based on the life of immigrants in Canada.

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