The Advocate

English (subtitled), 126 min, 2007, India

The name of K. G. Kannabiran is synonymous with the founding of the human rights and civil liberties movement in India.
 
The film as part biography and partly history of the times attempts to document the remarkable contribution of Mr Kannabiran in challenging the Indian State to uphold the rule of law in institutions of governance, justice and political praxis .
 
As president of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee from 1978 to 1994, he brought its work international recognition. As a founding member of the Concerned Citizens Committee he acted in the capacity of a mediator in the peace talks between the Andhra Pradesh Government and the Maoist Peoples War Group. He was elected national president of the Peoples' Union for Civil Liberties in 1994, a position he continued to hold till October 2009.

 
Producer:
Kalpana Kannabiran
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Navroze Contractor
Editing:
Jabeen Merchant
Sound:
Dileep Subramaniam
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Screenings:
International Film and Video Festival, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2007
International Film Festival, Bangalore, Karnataka, 2007