Documentary Screenings as part of the MSc in Contemporary India

As part of an termly tradition, students of the Msc in Contemporary India programme have a documentary screening every term. Normally under the title ‘Depressing Documentary Evening’, which matches the mood that documentaries about India tend to follow, this occassion saw a livelier screening of ’Supermen of Malegaon’ - a heartening tale about the can-do filmmakers in the small town of Malegaon who make desi versions of Hollywood superhero films.

Tears were replaced by laughter, and the discussion afterwards spanned both faculty and students. There is no limit to the time that one can discuss a well-made documentary for and that day saw no exception. All in all, it was a great and bond-making memory for Michaelmas Term.