Published on March 3rd, 2015


Watch: Documentary films at Max Mueller Bhavan

Starting today, there will be screenings of films every evening till March 5, 2015. Do not miss these important films.
by The Editors |

The Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, continues with its good work of bringing quality and relevant cinema to Mumbaikars. This week, the Max Mueller Bhavan is screening some very important documentary films starting today, March 3 to March 5, 2015.

The screenings this evening will be followed by a discussion with the directors of the evening’s films. The screenings are being held in collaboration with DocEdge Kolkata, Asian Forum for Documentary, Kolkata.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

ABU HARAZ | Dir.: Maciej J. Drygas | 73 min, 2013
A film about a Sudanese village on the River Nile, where a large dam will be built and village will disappear under water.

ROOMS OF SHADOW AND LIGHT | Dir.: John Webster | 57 min, 1999
The story of an organisation that helps women in the red light district in Mumbai.

March 4, 2015 | 6.30 pm

SOUND OF TORTURE | Director: Keren Shayo | 58 minutes, 2013
An award winning film on live calls from a radio broadcast to the torture camps in Egyptian Sinai desert, where hundreds of Eritrean refugees are held hostage.

TWO MOTHERS (Meine Mütter – Spurensuche in Riga) | Director: Rosa von Praunheim, colour and b/w | 87 min., 2006
The German gay film icon Rosa von Praunheim (Holger Mischwitzky) goes in search of his ‘real’ unknown parents, which leads to a moving view of German history.

March 5, 2015 | 6.30 pm

MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE | Director: Marc Bauder, colour | 88 min., 2013
Rainer Voss used to be one of Germany’s leading investment bankers. The film paints an alarming picture of a megalomaniacal, quasi-religious parallel universe, hidden behind mirrored facades.

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