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"Cinema Travellers" by Shirley Abraham und Amit Madheshiya premieres at Cannes Film Festival
| || The documentary "Cinema Travellers” by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya will premiere at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in the “Cannes Classics" section. |The 96-minute film is a portrait of Indian traveling cinemas in Maharashtra, a tradition that still carries the magic of images into remote areas and is now, due to technological advances, facing numerous changes.
Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya have been working for eight years on the documentary. Madheshiyas award winning photos from visitors of Indian travelling cinemas were exhibited at the 50th anniversary of the SAI in 2013. Some images are still displayed at the terrace next to the cafeteria.
Amit Madheshiya is a photographer and filmmaker. His photographs won the World Press Photo Award and were shown in exhibitions worldwide. He is a fellow of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University, Sundance Institute, Goethe-Institut and India Foundation for the Arts and Arts Council of England.
Shirley Abraham is a filmmaker and has directed documentaries for the Guardian, Al Jazeera English and Doordarshan India. She has been a fellow of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University, Sundance Institute, Goethe-Institut and TasveerGhar.
The 69th Cannes Film Festival will take place between 11 and 22 May 2016 in Cannes, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. In this year the section "Cannes Classic" will also present eight other documentaries about cinema.
Images from the film:
03 May 2016