Magazine article Screen International

Bombay Berlin Options Graphic Novel 'A Gardener in the Wasteland' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Bombay Berlin Options Graphic Novel 'A Gardener in the Wasteland' (Exclusive)

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Is in Berlin talking to potential partners.

Indo-German production outfit Bombay Berlin Film Productions (BBFP) has optioned rights to graphic novel A Gardener In The Wasteland: Jotiba Phule’s Fight For Liberty, which it is setting up as an international film or high-end TV series.

The company is in Berlin talking to potential partners about the project, a hard-hitting and witty critique of India’s caste system, written by Srividya Natarajan and illustrated by Aparajita Ninan.

Published by Navayana Publications, it tells the story of real-life couple Jotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule, who fought against caste prejudice in British Raj-era India and established the first schools for lower caste women. …

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