Tortoise Under the Earth | SproutsFF23

Tortoise Under the Earth | SproutsFF23

Tortoise Under the Earth / Dharti Latar Re Horo by Shishir Jha

European Premiere | 2022 | India | 95 minutes

debut and eco – out of competition


Slow, poetic docufiction Tortoise Under the Earth looks at a tribal couple in India on the brink of losing their traditional way of life and close connection to the land due to uranium mining and fast approaching excavators. By documenting local celebrations and folklore director Shishir Jha has made a profoundly humanist testament centered around memory and two steadfast individuals.

The film is part of Sprouts Film Festival 2023, which will be held May 10-14. For more information about our festival and the SproutsFF23 films , click here. All selected feature films are competing for the Audience Award, so please do not forget to cast your vote when leaving the screening room. A three-headed jury consisting of industry professionals is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition, while a three-headed jury of sustainability oriented students will do the same for the Eco Competition and the Eco Shorts Program.


All SproutsFF23 films are English subtitled, except for How to Blow Up a Pipeline and Vesper (which are English spoken and Dutch subtitled).

Regie: Shishir Jha

Cast: Jagarnath Baskey, Mugli Baskey

Land: India

Speelduur: 96 min

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2022


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