Skip to content Exit mobile menu

Salaam Bombay (2019/2020 CREMCYA/CSMS International Film Series)

Date:
Wednesday 09 October 2019
Time:
3.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue:
G5, St Mary's University

Country: India
Facilitator: 
Dr Kathleen Fincham
Topics: 
Homelessness, rural-urban migration, urban poverty, child labour, gender, human trafficking, sex work 

The Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) announce their 2019/20 International Film Series.

This international film series aims to raise awareness about the social, cultural, economic and political contexts in which young people live their lives around the world. Our facilitators will create an engaging platform for students, researchers, academics and practitioners to share their ideas about the issues mentioned in each film.

CREMCYA and CSMS welcome anyone interested in broadening their horizons through visual arts. Please save the dates for the confirmed screenings and feel free to invite people from your networks. More information about the rest of the program will be provided in due course.

The film will be screened in their original languages with English subtitles.

About the film

In rural India, a boy named Krishna (Chaipau) has been sold by his mother to a travelling circus to pay off a debt. One day he is sent on an errand - to get some cigarettes from a neighbouring village - and when he returns, the circus has packed up and disappeared. He goes to a nearby village and takes a train to Bombay, following some half-formed plan to return to his native village and his mother. However, Krishna cannot read or write, and he is not quite sure where his village is, or perhaps even what it is named, and he disappears naturally into the ranks of thousands of children who live, and die, on the streets of Bombay (Mumbai).

Directed by Mira Nair, ‘Salaam Bombay’ is a remarkable film, which has been listed by The New York Times as one of ‘The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made’.   

CREMCYA and CSMS invite you to come and watch the film with us and then stay to discuss its rich themes, including young homelessness, rural-urban migration, urban poverty, child labour, gender, human trafficking and sex work. 

SHARE TwitterFacebookLinkedin
Date:
Wednesday 09 October 2019
Time:
3.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue:
G5, St Mary's University

Find out more

For more information about this event please email ozlem.erden@stmarys.ac.uk.

disabled-go
SHARE TwitterFacebookLinkedin