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DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 14 MIN | unknown

SALIM BABA

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Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked projector that he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs is moviecart with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children.
Film Information
Year: 2006
Length: 14 minutes
Language: Bengali
Country: USA, India
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits
About the Director(s)
TIM STERNBERG started working in the editing rooms of Francis Ford Coppola's legendary American Zoetrope Studios while still in high school. Most recently he worked as the picture editor on Coppola's Megalopolis, and music editor on Milos Forman's Goya's Ghosts. Salim Baba, shot over four days in Kolkata, India is his first film as a director. Sternberg lives in New York City.

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