Siddharth

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Film:

Siddharth

Showtimes:

Wednesday Sep 03 07:30 PM
Thursday Sep 04 01:00 PM
Thursday Sep 04 07:30 PM
Friday Sep 05 01:00 PM
Friday Sep 05 07:30 PM

Location:

Doris Duke Theatre

Price:

Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


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About the Film:

Directed by Ritchie Mehta. Canada/India. 2013. 96 mins. Hindi with English subtitles

Siddharth is a spellbinding, gorgeously wrought tale that is a direct descendant of the great Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s neorealist films. Mehendra is a chain-wallah, eking out a living fixing zippers on the bustling streets of New Delhi. To ease his financial woes, he sends his 12-year-old son Siddharth to work in a factory 200 miles away. When the boy isn’t on the bus that was supposed to bring him home for the Diwali holiday, and his employer claims he ran away, Mehendra and his wife begin to suspect that he was kidnapped by child traffickers. With few resources—they don’t even have a photograph of Siddharth—and no connections, Mehendra desperately travels to Punjab and Mumbai in search of his son. This powerful, suspenseful family drama won Best Film and Best Director awards at the South Asian International Film Festival and is an Official Selection of Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014.

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