SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham Amit Madheshiya, 96 min / 2016

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED

Date: 22 November 2017Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 22 November 2017Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT

Type of Event: Film

An affectionate but melancholy ode to a vanishing phenomenon in rural India: the travelling cinema. The huge projector has been repaired countless times by its ingenious operator. The tent and screen have seen better days, and the rusty truck that carries it all from place to place will not hold out much longer. And even in the most remote villages, there is competition from TV. Beautifully filmed observations of the ups and downs of life on the road with the travelling cinema are punctuated by the musings of an elderly projectionist in his workshop.

Organiser: Dr. Stephen Hughes

Contact email: ssai@soas.ac.uk