The Cinema Travelers is a spellbinding look at the last traveling cinemas in India dedicated to bringing glorious 35mm film to the country's far-flung villages.
The 2016 Cannes marks the world premiere of Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya's The Cinema Travelers, a stirring documentary about India's traveling cinemas. Dedicated to bringing the magic of celluloid to the most far-flung reaches of India, these cinemas show films in glorious 35mm, in spite of harsh conditions and the rising tide of digital media. The Cinema Travelers is presented as part of the Cannes Classics in the Official Selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya are available for interviews throughout the fest.
Once every year, traveling cinemas bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travelers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden - to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running.
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Source: Cinetic Media