BATTLE OF BANARAS / BATTLE OF BANARAS

2015, Colour, India, Documentaries

 

Production Team

Director : Kamal Swaroop

Cinematographer : Riju Das

Editor : Shweta Rai

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Manu Kumaran, Medient Studios India, 504, 2D Rayjog Society, New Mhada, Andheri West, Mumbai (Inde), 400053, info@medient.com.


 

Synopsis

Inspired by Nobel laureate Elias Canetti's book, Crowds and Power, the documentary captures the excitement, the madness and the noise generated during the high-octane election battle in the holy city of Banaras, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency. And in the proces lays bare the politics of “the world’s biggest democracy”. Shot in over a 44-day schedule in Banaras, the documentary interweaves Indian history with contemporary politics.

 

Director

Kamal Swaroop is a film, television and radio director and screenwriter. He assisted director Richard Attenborough in the filming of GANDHI (1982). His first film, OM-DAR-BA-DAR (1988), became a cult classic and was shown in a restored version last year. He won the national award for best non-fiction film for RANGBHOOMI (2013).


 

Projections

Wednesday September 2, 2022 - 01:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15
Monday September 7, 2022 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 15


 

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