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BOMBAY CALLING

Canada, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Globalised)

Director: Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal

WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST, 7PM - SOLD OUT

India is changing. This new generation of call centre employees works late into the night and perfects English and American accents to sell to clients half a world away.

For their efforts, they are being paid more money than their parents ever dreamed of earning. And they're not afraid to spend it, frequenting a new brand of all-night discos that cater to their unusual office hours.

Filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal dive into this bustling world of late nights, long hours and hard partying, putting a human face on the role of capitalism in a contemporary India. Mixing in upbeat tracks and a selection of Bollywood clips, the result is a compelling look at youth culture in India and those who choose to follow the American dream… Indian-style.

This generation is negotiating uncharted territory - a fast-paced and highly competitive world - living an altogether unfamiliar life. Bombay Calling is a telling snapshot of their world in transition.

D Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal P Adam Symansky Dist Heathcliff Distribution TD video/2006/72mins

Ben Addelman was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1976. Samir Mallal was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1977. Their films include Discordia (2004).

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