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Film Festival Series

Chaitanya Tamhane

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: India, 2014
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane


Sep 11 08:30 pm
Sep 12 02:00 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm
Sep 16 08:30 pm

An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy.