Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights by Suman Ghosh (India, 2012, 65 min.). An 80-year-old retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise to save on electricity. But finding someone to take him seriously proves a battle against an indifferent bureaucracy and a complacent status quo. This vérité-style film is alive with the sights, sounds, and personalities of this old Kolkata neighborhood, as the retiree pursues a quest that adds up to a wry, revealing, highly original tour of modern India. In Bengali with English subtitles.
Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights
3:30 pm - 4:35 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
- $7MFA members, seniors, and students
- $8Nonmembers Ticket Purchase Required
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