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Salim Baba

15 minutes

A shoestring cinema enchants children of Kolkata – an Oscar®-nominated film

Salim Muhammad lives in North Kolkata, India, with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten, he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhood, using a hand-cranked projector he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs his projector with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children.

Director: Tim Sternberg

Producer: Francisco Bello, Scott Mosier

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