Synopsis: The shimmering emerald state of Manipur, India is the birthplace of modern polo with men having played there for several hundred years. Now it’s the turn for the young maidens to charge forward. A young polo sisterhood is developing in Manipur that ploughs on in spite of adversity and political turmoil. They are intensely connected to their sacred Manipuri pony and play an international tournament every year. Roopa Barua film is a tribute to these polo players and the modern Manipuri women.
· Roopa Barua is a fan of the cinematic medium. She seeks to create nuanced cinema that goes beyond geography and human boundaries. She runs the Kahini Media production house out of Mumbai.
· Daughters of the Polo God(2018) is Roopa’s most recently directed film. She has already won five awards for it at the New York Indian Film festival, the UK Asian Film festival, Rajasthan International Film festival and the Equus Film Festival in New York. The film comes out of her documenting women’s polo in India starting with Team USPA’s Women’s India Visit 2016 for Manipur and Jaipur. She has been involved in shooting extensively in Manipur where polo is played with the native Manipuri pony. The film is a homage to the effort of the Manipuri women to save the pony by playing polo.