FilmPlatform PRESENTS
Sunday, 3th of October 2010 at 15:00 hours:
        SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON (India 2008, 52 min.)

        A documentary film directed by Faiza Ahmed Khan


Directed by Faiza Ahmed Khan.
The documentary is about the making of a movie called "Malegaon ka Superman' directed by Shaikh Nasir.

Sunday, 3th of October 2010 at 15:00 hours at CafeTeatret

Skindergade 3 - 1159 København K
Fee: 50 kr. (members free entrance)

-Limited number of seats, so please come in good time.
Doors open half hour before the event. (First come, first served basis)

-Malegaon, a small town tucked away near the heart of India geographically, is fraught with communal tension and under severe economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts to make their own films-quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman. We follow them on this journey. At times funny, tragic, contemplative. Always warm and engaging. And as the film begins to take shape, through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical, we also slowly discover Malegaon itself. A microcosm that embodies and reflects the complexities of modern small town India. Where the modern and the traditional rub shoulders, where extreme poverty and extreme wealth are neighbours, bewildering in its diversity, trapped in self-made destinies, with a spirit that can never be vanquished. The film is a tribute to that spirit, the spirit that enables The Supermen of Malegaon to make Malegaon's Superman.

Faiza Ahmad Khan
Faiza graduated from a course in Social Communications Media in 2002 after which she worked as a Production Executive in an Ad-film company. In 2004, she left to do freelance work, including some short documentaries. A year later, she worked with critically-acclaimed director Manish Jha as a Chief Assistant Director on his feature film, 'Anwar'. In early 2007 she came across the Supermen of Malegaon and by October that year, they became the subject of her first full-length documentary film.

Editing \ Shweta Venkat
Music \ Hitesh Sonik, Sneha Khanwalkar
Sound \ Gunjan Sah
Production \ Faiza Ahmad Khan, Chung-yong Park, Siddarth Thakur
Year of production \ 2008
Running time \ 52'
Format \ Hd
Camera \ Gargey Trivedi, Parasher Baruah

With the support from Det Danske Filminstitut.
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