THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 2016
3:15 PM – POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
3:55 PM The India Space Opera, dir. Korbett Matthews (79 mins), followed by Q&A with Korbett Matthews.
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2
By 2030, it is expected to be the world’s most populous country. It has more than 600,000 villages and a slew of enormous cities. And every year, it spends a billion dollars on a space program to put its astronauts on the moon one day. And yet today, India has 840 million citizens living on less than a dollar a day. Shepherds, farmers, fishermen, pilgrims, old and penniless widows, children forced to work, young women with burned faces… all are experiencing, directly and tangibly, the effects of a gaping socioeconomic divide. Korbett Matthews invites us to meet some of them, creating a portrait of a country grappling with numerous deep contradictions.