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Three Wise Men Wins Award At Cannes Film Festival 2021

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The Mauritian film industry is booming since the success of Three Wise Men – Parallel Lives abroad. The film, directed by Sada Rajiah and Désiré Prévost, with a mostly local cast, has been acclaimed at prestigious events such as the L’Age d’Or International Art Film Festival and the Oniros Film Awards.

This time, Three Wise Men was recently awarded at the Cannes Film Festival 2021. This demonstrates the talent and perseverance of local filmmakers and is a source of pride for Mauritius, the local film industry and the arts sector. Three Wise Men was shot in Mauritius, Serbia and Russia and was directed by Sada Radjiah and Désiré Prevost. A production with international standing, says one of the directors Sada Radjiah.

Three Wise Men wins award at Cannes Film Festival 2021

“This film is a tribute to my grandfather and his work,” says Michael Atchia, who describes Three Wise Men – Parallel Lives, dedicated to three men, including his grandfather, Major Ibrahim Atchia. Major Ibrahim Atchia was the developer of the first hydroelectric plant in Reduit, which brought electric light to Rose Hill.

The film is produced by Deane Thomas and tells the story of him, Nikola Tesla and Major Ibrahim Atchia, both of whom were involved in the history of electricity at different times.

The trailer of this film was presented yesterday at the Mauritius Film Development Corporation in Floréal.

Three Wise Men wins award at Cannes Film Festival 2021

Three men, three eras, a similar journey. Deane Thomas, founder of True Tesla Technologies in Mauritius, tells us about these three inventors in the development and distribution of electricity.

“The first two men are Major Atchia and Nikola Tesla, they both created electricity at the same time in different parts of the world. They did not know each other. In some mysterious way, they were connected to each other.”

This award is proof that the country has a lot of talent, said Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage Avinash Teeluck on Tuesday afternoon at the headquarters of his ministry in Port Louis, following a meeting he had with the directors of the film Three Wise Men, Sada Rajiah and Desire Prevost. Mr. Teeluck pointed out that local artists have a lot of potential, which is now recognized abroad. He congratulated the team of Rajiah and Prevost, which has allowed the country to be recognized at the Cannes Film Festival.

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