This documentary follows the life of Seven children who are working under extreme conditions at India’s busiest cremation ground, Manikarnika in Banaras.
Opening our focus on filmmaker Rajesh Jala is his much acclaimed documentary Children of the Pyre. The visually intense backdrop of a Hindu crematorium is juxtaposed with the lives of the children working there, elevating this poignant film into a subtle essay on the impermanence of being.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States