On The Cusp, Longlist - Short Film - Fiction

Lyrically bleating horns

Varun Chopra

The Corner Shop

India's truck drivers carry more than just freight, their highly exploited labor, inhumane working hours and frequent use of prostitutes is driving them and the country to the brink of an HIV/Aids epidemic. This film focuses on one such trucker who gradually loses control of his life but is still bound to a slow, withering existence on a fast moving highway.

Varun Chopra is a New Delhi based filmmaker and Sundance Ignite Fellow. He became the youngest Indian national to showcase his documentary short God On A Leash at Cannes Film Festival and featured among a new wave of diverse young film makers in The LA Times in a discussion on diversity in Hollywood.