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In Search of Famine

Akaler Sandhane

Directed by Mrinal Sen
India, 1980


A movie about making a movie. A young, idealistic director arrives in a village to make a picture set during the Great Bengal Famine. It’s a film that he hopes will reveal the problems and privations still current in rural India.

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In Search of Famine Directed by Mrinal Sen

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1981 | 3 wins including: Special Jury Prize (Silver Berlin Bear)

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