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1.

The River

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Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River, around which their daily lives unfold.
DVD
2015; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
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Three Women of Three Times and the Border

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The partition of Bengal in 1947 eventually resulting into one of the largest and most rapid migrations in human history is still raw in some hearts, oblivious to few and insignificant for many. The film tells the real life stories of three women of three times revealing an introspective dialogue of various perspectives, but in the light of partition of the country viz. Bengal, a journey across the border, through the myriad time line.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inaṭārabhiu: Interview

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Ranjit cannot get a middle-class job because he cannot get hold of his only Western-style suit.
DVD
2010; 1971
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

Ākālera Sandhāne

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A film crew goes to a village in West Bengal, India to shoot a film in 1979, to portray the famines of 1943, which devastated rural Bengal, but they find poverty and the rural socio-economic conditions did not change much even after so many years.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Painter Rabindranath

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Documentary on Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941, Bengali author as a painter.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Rumer Godden's the River

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The film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the holy Bengal River in India, around which their daily lives unfold. Harriet lives in a house overlooking the river with her English family. One day, a young American arrives at the home of his cousin, Mr. John, a widower who lives next door to Harriet's family. The young man becomes the focus of attention for Harriet, her older friend Valerie, and for Mr. John's half-Indian daughter Melanie.
DVD
2005; 1951
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

The Bengali Night

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Allan is a British engineer who becomes entangled in a forbidden romance with his Indian employer's eldest daughter, Indira. As their passion ignites, the East-meets-West clash of cultures leads to surprising and tragic consequences.
DVD
2005; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Jaya Bābā Phelunātha: The Elephant God

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Set in Benares (Varanasi) India, this film is about the owner of a statuette of Ganesh (the elephant god) being mystified when he receives an offer to purchase the figurine for a price exceeding what would seem to be its reasonable value on the art market, on grounds of why such an object would be desirable. Soon afterwards, the statuette is stolen, but a detective and his assistant, with help from a writer of children's novels, attempt to unravel the mystery. A reading of a work entitled Tintin in the Congo, among other things, turns out to be a great help to them.
DVD
2004; 1978
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)
10.

Tāhādera Kathā

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The film explores the disillusionment of a Bengali freedom fighter after he came out of the prison ten years after independence and arrived in a partitioned state in West Bengal, India. As he could not adjust to the changed values of his society and his mundane existence, he became completely maladjusted.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Pathera Påaïncåalåi: Song of the Little Road

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A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares. Apu's experiences are followed in the second film of the trilogy: Aparajito" and his growth to early manhood in the final film "Apur Sansar."
DVD
2003; 1955
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Aparajito

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The story of the adolescent Apu in rural Bengal and his growing independence.
DVD
2003; 1956
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

The World of Apu

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The story of Apu as a young man in Bengal and his tragic marriage.
DVD
2003; 1958
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Āmodinī

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The film is based on a story set in the late 18th century Bengal, when child marriages were very prevalent. A rich feudal lord's teen aged daughter's marriage could not be held as scheduled, and under circumstances she had to marry a Brahmin servant of her house, lower than her age, that day. As she could not accept him and insulted him, the boy deserted her, only to be accepted later in life when he became a rich feudal lord, and returned to the village.
DVD
2001; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

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)