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The Cinema Travellers

A delightful documentary that beautifully explores the fast-waning days of the grand tradition of tent cinemas, which have long toured the remote villages of Maharashtra in western India. While beautiful to look at – from the aged equipment, enthralled viewers, faded tents and aged projectionists – it is also moving and insightful, as it delves into the precarious world of film exhibition on the road and the expected impact on it from pirated DVDs and cable television. But the underlying joy that accompanies these tent cinemas makes Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya’s film a documentary to cherish.

The Cinema Travellers
India / 2016 / Hindi and Marathi dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 96 mins
Genre: Creative Documentary
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 12+
Contains: Brief Sex, Brief Nudity and Strong Language
Director: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
Producer: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
Scriptwriter: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
DOP: Amit Madheshiya
Editor: Amit Madheshiya, Shirley Abraham
Composer: Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Cast: Mohammed Navrangi, Prakash , Bapu
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