ALMS OF THE BLIND HORSE
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Presented By: CHHAYA CDC and SIKH ART & FILM FOUNDATION
Caption: DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Shows included: ALMS OF THE BLIND HORSE, NOISE
Venue: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway @ 62nd St.
Language: Punjabi (English subtitles)
Duration: 113 mins
Show Time: 7:30PM-9:30PM
|General Admission:||$15.00||Post-Film Q&A with: Director - Gurvinder Singh|
On a foggy winter morning a family in a village in Punjab wakes up to the news of the demolition of a house belonging to their community. The father, a silent sympathizer, joins the community in support and demand for justice. The same day his son Melu, a rickshaw puller in the city, is participating in a strike by his union. Injured and alienated, Melu spends the day quietly resting and hesitantly drinks with friends in the night as they debate the meaning of their existence.
Cycling through the city streets, Melu feels lost and wonders where to go and what to do. Back in the village, his mother feels humiliated at the treatment meted out by the landlords in whose fields she works. Gunshots are heard in the night and the village is tense.
It's the night of the lunar eclipse. A man wanders asking for traditional alms while the father is unsure whether to visit the city with a friend even as his daughter Dayalo roams the village streets in the night.
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About The Director
Born in New Delhi on 28th August, 1974. Graduated from Delhi University, worked briefly as a graphic artist in advertising before post graduating from Pune University. Went on to study film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, graduating in 2001. Documented folk music in Punjab from 2002 to 2006. Made documentaries on the arts for the next few years.
Alms of the Blind Horse (Anhey Ghorhey da Daan) is his first feature film.