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Paat Katha

Paat Katha

Original name: Paat Katha
English name: The Golden Thread
Year: 2022
Run time: 85 Min
Language:Hindi, English, Bengali
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Netherlands, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Norway, UK
Director: Nishtha Jain
Producer: Nishtha Jain, Irena Taskovski, Morana Ikić Komljenović
Cast: Prem Chaurasia, Maqsood Alam, Tanti Dutta, Mohamad Qasim
Screenplay: Nishtha Jain, Deborah Matzner
Cinematographer: Rakesh Haridas
Editor: Alexander Goekjian, Nishtha Jain
Sound Designer: Niraj Gera
Music Composer: Kenneth Ishak
Production Company: Raintree Films, Taskovski Films, Kolek Doo Dokudum
World Sales: Taskovski Films


  • IDFA 2022
  • Zurich FF 2023
  • Munich IFF 2023
  • Indian FF of LA 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Proof (Short Doc)
  • 2016 Submerged (VR Doc)
  • 2012 Gulabi Gang (Documentary)
  • 2009 At My Doorstep (Documentary)
  • 2007 Lakshmi and Me (Documentary)
  • 2006 6 Yards To Democracy (Documentary)
  • 2004 City Of Photos (Documentary)

Director’s Biography:

Nishtha Jain

Nishtha Jain is an internationally-acclaimed filmmaker from Mumbai best known for her films Gulabi Gang (2012), Lakshmi and Me (2007) and City of Photos (2004). Her films interrogate lived experience at the intersection of gender, caste and class. They explore the political in the personal and uncover the mechanisms of privilege. She’s a Chicken & Egg Award winner (2020); Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (AMPAS); Film Independent Global Media Maker Fellow (2019-20); Recipient of Fulbright-Nehru Academic. Jain’s films have won numerous awards, been widely screened at film festivals. She’s been working across various platforms –documentary, narrative, virtual reality and TV series. Jain has served as a juror at IDFA, ZFF, Cinema Verité and IDSFFK.


Outside Kolkata, a few jute mills crank on, virtually unchanged since the industrial revolution. Powered by steam and sweat, work is a dance to the rhythms of the century-old machines. The Golden Thread follows the weft and warp of jute work, weaving the 'fiber of the future' with the dreams and desperations of its workers.