Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the complacent and corrupt status quo of Indian politics as the head of the Common Man’s Party.
An Insignificant Man
Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
Over the period of a year, filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla embedded themselves with Kejriwal and his loyal volunteers, filming rallies, fraught party meetings, and Kejriwal's anti-corruption hunger strike. Combining the directors' original material with carefully chosen news footage, An Insignificant Man is a vital, on-the-ground look of the phenomenon that is the AAP. More than a portrait of Kejriwal, Ranka and Shukla have created a portrait of a country with 29 official languages and 1.3 billion people struggling to achieve real democracy &mdash: a struggle that places in even sharper relief many of the issues and principles at stake in the current US presidential race.
Taking a rightful place alongside other great modern political documentaries such as The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and The Square, An Insignificant Man is a vivid document of India's fascinating political process.