Watch ‘An Insignificant Man’, India’s most successful and largest crowd funded documentary online
After a successful run at the theaters, An Insignificant Man is now available to view for free on VICE India’s, YouTube channel.
Co-directed by young independent directors- Ranka and Vinay Shukla and produced by Anand Gandhi (known for his film Ship of Theseus), An Insignificant Man is India’s most successful and largest crowd funded documentary ever. After a blockbuster performance at the Indian box office and appearances at more than 30 film festivals worldwide, the makers released the film online on 19th December, 2017.
An Insignificant Man, follows Arvind Kejriwal, a new-comer to Indian politics, and Yogendra Yadav, a seasoned veteran, who work together to form the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a new political party which aims to serve the common man and combat corruption. In the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election, they challenge the Congress Party and the BJP, India’s oldest and most powerful political establishments, using grassroots strategies to engage voters. All the while they grapple with the realities of politics while struggling keeping their idealism alive.
The film received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and has gone on to have sold out screenings at major festival across the world including the BFI London Film Festival & Busan International Film Festival. The film released in theaters in India on the 17th of November 2017.
The crowdfunding campaign received unprecedented support. While the filmmakers had an initial goal of $20,000, they went on to receive a staggering $120,000, nearly 600% over their target. This was the largest crowdfunding campaign of its kind in India, hosted by the filmmakers on their own platform.
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