Around India with a Movie Camera
Around India with a Movie Camera
WhenSunday, May 31, 2020
CategoriesFilms, Webcasts & Online
SponsorAsian Art Museum
Event LocationStreaming May 1-31 (link in description)

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Award-winning filmmaker Sandhya Suri (I for India) skillfully weaves together archival footage—including hand-colored sequences—with a new score by composer Soumik Datta to create an emotionally resonant story about life across India from 1899 to 1947. Drawn exclusively from the BFI National Archive, Around India with a Movie Camera features some of the earliest surviving film from India as well as gorgeous travelogues, intimate home movies, and newsreels from British, French, and Indian filmmakers. Taking in Maharajas and Viceroys, fakirs and farmhands, and personalities such as Sabu and Gandhi, the film explores not only the people and places of over seventy years ago, but asks us to engage with broader themes of a shared history, shifting perspectives in the lead-up to Indian independence and the ghosts of the past. Icarus Films is making available it to stream for free for a limited time. Just use the promo code above after signing on to Vimeo. (Dir.: Sanhya Suri, India, 2018, 72 min.)

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