A Year in India


The Other Indian Winner
February 23, 2009, 6:16 pm
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Despite feeling that Slumdog Millionaire shouldn’t be viewed as a defining film about Indian poverty, it’s been exciting to see India in the limelight after the movie’s 8 Oscar wins.  I’m tempted to write more, but I’ll give into the celebratory moment and avoid going into any further detail about my issues with the film.

What I do want to highlight, though, is another India-focused movie that won this year’s Oscar for best short documentary.  Smile Pinki tells the story of a 5-year-old impoverished Indian girl with a cleft lip.  Because of her deformity, she isn’t allowed to attend school and is looked down upon by her community.  The film follows Pinki as she manages to get an unintrusive, inexpensive surgery to fix her condition.

Trailer:

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[…] Sinha writes: Despite feeling that Slumdog Millionaire shouldn’t be viewed as a defining film about Indian […]

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Any idea if this movie is available in India? There is a film festival in Chennai next week. You should come! http://inkocentre.org/wff3.html

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[…] Meera Sinha anaandika: Pamoja na hisia kwamba filamu ya Slumdog Millionaire haitakiwi kuchukuliwa kama filamu kielelezo […]

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