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2016 Film Festival

The Tent Village

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 2016

3:15 PM – POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

3:25 PM The Tent Village, dir. Nilima Abrams and student collaborators (28 mins)

LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2

The Tent Village is, on its surface, a film about the lives of road-side dwellers in S. India, who sell hair or pick through garbage to survive. The film is not, however just another movie about poverty in India, pointing fingers, or patronizing. The teenaged filmmakers are themselves from the “tent village” and provide rare, nuanced, and unflinchingly honest perspectives.

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