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Panorama of India

Watershed, Bristol

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Sun 30 Jul
Watershed, Bristol
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11am

Tickets: £6.50 | £4.50

Panorama of India: A Journey through the Archive - an unparalleled collection of rare films of pre-Independence India.

In partnership with Watershed Bristol, BFI, British Council and South West Silents, we present Panorama of India: A Journey through the Archive as part of an India on Film series this summer.

In this specially curated programme selected from the BFI National Archive, South West Silents presents an unparalleled collection of rare films of pre-Independence India, from the earliest days of Indian cinema.

From the oldest surviving film of India, Panorama of Calcutta (1899), showing the ghats of Varanasi, to the glorious Tins for India (1941) which finds poetry in the kerosene can, directed by Bimal Roy, one of Indian cinema’s greatest directors, these films are being made accessible to audiences in the UK and India for (largely) the first time.

See them on the big screen at Cinema Rediscovered ahead of the newly digitised online collection of 300 films being made accessible to audiences via the BFI Player in August.

With a live accompaniment by pianist Stephen Horne and Jeevan Singh on percussion (tabla & dhol).

Supported by Bristol City Council to celebrate India & Pakistan’s 70th Independence anniversary in 2017.

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