Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai’s documentary on Oscars’ shortlist

Indian-American filmmaker Sweta Rai’s feature-length documentary film, ‘A Pandemic: Away from the Motherland,’ has been shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards race, according to media reports from Los Angeles.

The 93rd annual Academy Awards, designed to honor the best films released between January 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021, will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on April 25.

The 65-minute film features five immigrant doctors working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, currently based in the United States, away from their families in India. Sweta, an American Film Institute (AFI) alumnus, and CEO and founder of the LA based film production company Indo Holly Films announced that her film was under consideration for the award on social media.

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