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1.

Division of Hearts

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The British division of colonial India into Pakistan and the Republic of India caused tremendous loss of life and relocation of millions of people. After centuries of coexistence, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims fell victim to mutual suspicion as violence and murder swept through the countryside, and village populations changed overnight. In this film, ordinary people from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh tell this history and recount their own tumultuous experiences.
DVD
2007; 1987
Clemons (Stacks)
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Subarnarekha: The Golden Line

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The story of a Hindu refugee family from East Bengal who struggle to build a new life in Calcutta after being expelled from their predominantly Muslim homeland.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Music Room

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Director Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day.
DVD
2011; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
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Antarmahal

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Set in 1878, when Britain controlled India, this film explores the lengths to which superstition and despair will drive a man. Through an aging man and those affected by him, the reality of ruthless obsession and cut-throat desire for power is exposed.
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Charulata

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Set in the 1870s, the wife of a publisher tries to find a way out of her confining domestic situation. When her brother-in-law tries to bring out her artistic leanings, she gladly accepts his help.
DVD
 
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mahasweta Devi: Witness, Advocate, Writer

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Documents the life and writings of one of India's most celebrated authors, Mahasweta Devi, by providing an intimate view of her daily life set in the context of her tireless pursuit of justice for India's tribal poor.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Antarjalī Yātrā

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Set in 1829 in Bengal, India, the savage practice of Sati (a widow immolating herself on her husband's funeral pyre) has been banned, but not quite abolished. The film is set on the theme of this practice. A poor man's young daughter is married off to a dying, but rich, old man. The woman is forced to die under circumstances and social pressure.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yugānta

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This film is about the clash of personalities of two very creative people from West Bengal, India, married to each other but living separately to pursue their careers. It shows the emptiness of their conjugal life.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Rokeẏā

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Documentary based on the life and works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, 1880-December 9, 1932; a prolific writer and a social worker in undivided Bengal in the early 20th century.
DVD
1997
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Parshuram

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Carrying an axe on his shoulder and preserving the strange memory of his encounter with a tiger, a rural migrant comes to the city and shares a temporary shelter with an old beggar in an abandoned graveyard. A girl from nowhere appears, a drifter in search of a home. She comes to enjoy her new life with the man with the axe. Later she is gone. The man becomes lonely and in a strange fantasy he wages a fierce battle with darkness where he meets his adversaries.
DVD
2010; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)