Jagannath Nabakalebar festival documentary film ‘God’s Own People’ was launched at Bhubaneswar. special screening of the documentary was done at a multiplex in in presence of Governor S.C. Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and several ministers.
The 78-minute documentary has been directed by Nila Madhab Panda, a Padma Shri recipient, in association with Akshay Parija Productions and sponsored by Odisha Tourism.
Nila Madhab Panda said, documentary has been made to showcase the rare ritual of Nabakalebara that takes place every 19 years. “It has captured moments during the sacred Nabakalebara and explores ideas of anticipation, love, longing, separation, faith and surrender to God.