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BBC production of 'Sergei Prokofiev (I)''s opera "War and Peace" performed by the Kirov Opera under the baton of Valery Gergiev in St. Petersburg, Russia. The love story of young Countess ... See full summary »
A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in Mumbai. An ageing folk singer is tried in court on charges of abetment of suicide. He is accused of performing an inflammatory ... See full summary »
An exploration of caste in India. The documentary begins with the suicide of Vilas Ghogre, a Dalit poet and singer, following the 1997 atrocities against the Dalit community of Ramabai in ... See full summary »
"Jang Aur Aman" is a documentary film tracing the development of nuclear weapons in both India and Pakistan. Patwardhan, the director, addresses issues of nationalism and religion in order to explain the basis of this rivalry. He takes the audience into the realm of each country, interviewing common citizens and politicians alike. Patwardhan succeeds in portraying both perspectives of the situation objectively. Even the most oblivious viewer is able to follow the gradual progression of events with the sufficient amount of historical information given. In light of the events that have taken place since 9/11, the backdrop of political unrest and terrorism, in third world countries, is, now more than ever, of global concern. This film is only a glimpse of the harsh realities that are commonplace in many struggling countries. After having seen this film, the viewer is left dumbfound; yet well informed. Patwardhan truly does an excellent job in portraying the atrocities committed by these two warring countries and the horrors of what may come, if the issue is left unresolved.
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