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Lion
This Oscar-nominated family drama tells the story of Saroo, a young boy who gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before…
Charulata
Arguably the most elegant of all Satyajit Ray's films, Charulata is widely considered the crowning achievement of Ray's creative period during the 1960s. It's also one of his best known and most appreciated films the world over. Set in Calcutta,…
Singing Pictures
For generations, Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal, India have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The Patuas tell the stories of Muslim saints (pirs and fakirs) as well as Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and offer devotion…
Brick Lane
At the tender age of seventeen, Nazneen's life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to an older man, she exchanges her Bangladeshi village home for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, pining…
The Big City - Mahanagar
Distinguished Indian director Satyajit Ray portrays contemporary life in his hometown for the first time. Life at home changes when a house-wife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta gets a job as a saleswoman. Arati takes a job as…
Bonsai People: The Vision of Muhammad Yunus - Using the Free Market to End Poverty, Hunger, and Inequality
What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. Bonsai People celebrates Yunus'…
Songs of a Sorrowful Man - Dukhushyam Chitrakar of Naya Village, West Bengal, India
Lina Fruzzetti and Akos Ostor began a major film project in 2001, documenting the revival of an ancient tradition in India: scroll painting and the singing of stories depicted in the scrolls. The result was the award winning film Singing…
Life Asked Death - Developing Palliative Care in Asia
Life asked Death, "Why do people love me but hate you?" Death responded, "Because you are a beautiful lie and I'm a painful truth." The developing world represents over 80 percent of the world's population. People living in these countries…
Seed and Earth
Made by a team of distinguished filmmakers/anthropologists, Seed and Earth is a film about everyday life in rural West Bengal, India. It follows the daily schedule of the families of two brothers who live side by side and cooperate in…