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Around India with a Movie Camera

Around India with a Movie Camera is a movie starring Sabu. The film explores life in India - both British and Indian - in the 50 years leading up to Independence in 1947.

Running Time
1 hours 12 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Sandhya Suri
Actors
Sabu
Country
UK
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The film explores life in India - both British and Indian - in the 50 years leading up to Independence in 1947.

Comments about documentary «Around India with a Movie Camera» (6)

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Robert Kim

This film is about the Indian government's long term plan to take control of the country. This project is said to be in the works since the early 80's. From an almost total lack of internet usage in the country to a lack of physical infrastructure to move the country, and the government claiming its power is infinite and there is no threat, many will assume the film is some propaganda for the government. That is not the case. The film is based on the only official Indian government document that shows their ambitions, and doesn't include any of the criticisms they are making. There are, in fact, many long term plans in the document, including the ongoing "development" of the country. Although some of the issues are said to be a part of India's problems, and one of the main ones is the government's control of the internet, the problems are not only because of the government. They are really not "Indian" problems. They are the result of colonialism, social conformity, and lack of intellectual thought. But, hey, the government is here to stay, so just what are we going to do about it? These are the questions the film is trying to answer, and most of the issues are directly from the government. The film has a few critics, but it is still amazing to see how the government can almost literally say anything. While they do give an overview of why it is important to have internet, they also say how the internet will only be controlled by the government. And I couldn't agree more. The government is the one who has the control. So, for example, the government and telecom companies don't want anyone to access the internet, they want internet companies to have government approval for a certain service. And the government is the one who gets the approval. While the film is showing the government power, they never say what they are using it for. Is it to control the internet, or are they just getting it for the free internet that is offered by the government? What is the government doing, or how is the government using the internet? Or is it for that country's government? The film would have been great, without knowing exactly what the government was using the internet for, the main questions the film raises would have been more interesting, and so would the film. It is amazing how the government is not just stopping people from accessing the internet, but is actually trying to control the internet, to take over the internet. The government is not only stopping people from accessing the internet, but they are actually trying to control the internet, to take over the internet. I think that is a massive problem. There are still some problems, like slow internet and lack of internet infrastructure, but overall, the government is not all bad, and it is not all good. There are good things, like being able to use internet without getting censored, or to change what is being said, and there are problems, like the lack of internet infrastructure and the internet companies wanting government approval. But, as long as the government controls the internet, what are we going to do about it?

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Sara

I don't think I've ever seen such a carefully thought out documentary about India. It may have some interesting points, but it's what you think or how you interpret it that makes the difference. This documentary could also be seen as a critique of the US foreign policy, which I think could also be important. It was insightful and showed us an aspect of our culture that we don't really know much about. I really hope to see more like this documentary. If you have an interest in or know someone who is interested in India, this is a great documentary.

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Pamela T.

A small crew makes a movie of the Maldives, an island in the Indian Ocean, for the sake of an international film festival. The Maldives is an archipelago of coral and palms, but also a place of incredible beauty. The filmmakers take us on a tour of the island, the villages, and the lives of the Maldivesese people. At times the film is a little slow, but for the most part it is great filmmaking, with an interesting subject matter. The movie also shows the Maldives in a different light than most of the movies made about it, and shows how the locals feel about the tourists, and the tourists respond to the locals. The Maldives is a place where the religious traditions are in flux, and where traditional morals and customs play an important role in daily life. What I really liked about the movie is the way the film shows that while the Maldives may be beautiful, it is also a place of extraordinary loneliness and struggle. The film gives us the feeling of a place where everyone is trying to get by, and where there is almost no reason for anyone to bother about other people.

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Tyler Wood

For anyone that was a big fan of Steven Spielberg, you will be satisfied with this movie. I personally loved the style and feel of the movie. I thought that the style was very authentic and emotional, although the movies has an over-indulgent length and was not a long movie at all, and I felt the length of this movie was fitting. The ending of the movie was more of a dramatic climax rather than a happy one. The movie does not have a happy ending. In my opinion, it was a realistic one. I personally felt that the movie was very realistic in the way that it was made and the way that it depicted the Indian culture. I believe that the movie is very interesting and emotional and very well made.

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John

The main concern of this film is the plight of the poor. An honest look at a growing rural-urban divide. The actual photographs are very good. And it's better than most documentaries. The narration is also a good point. You can see the difference between the East and the West. You can even hear that. The pictures are good and the interviews are also good. Most of all, it's the emotional truth that's impressive. But of course there is also some racism in the narration and in the interviews. It's hard to know what is racist and what is just a simple factual statement. But the interviews with the common people are certainly the best part of the documentary. They are fascinating and also very revealing. In short, it's a very good documentary, with some good photos. The film is quite long but still worth it. And the pictures and the narration are simply incredible. If you want to learn more about poverty, get a DVD of this documentary. It's a very good and interesting look at the problems facing the poor in India.

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Lawrence

This is a great documentary about how corruption in the Indian cricket governing body is just as bad as the political corruption in the states of the country. The main thing is that no one in any way, shape or form has been accountable for the lives and health of the players. How can anyone at any level of the system be trusted with their life and health. Despite there being a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that the system is totally rigged, it is also blatantly clear that no one can be held responsible for the actions of others. The best thing about this documentary is how the story is brought to light by showing the interviews of the players, and showing clips of all the live matches from the last decade. There is a lot of detail that can be drawn upon to form a story that is both gripping and informative. The documentary also shows some of the highlights of the Indian cricket series against the West Indies in the recent World Cup. There is also an interview with someone involved with the Indian cricket board who explains how he was not aware that the system was rigged. This is a great film that explains a very important subject in a very gripping way. The directors managed to create a film that shows corruption and scandal in a very realistic way. Everyone in the film has great interviews that include the players, the players' managers, the various cricket officials, and even the media. It is really hard not to be impressed by how well the film is made. The only major criticism that I can make is that it does not show all of the matches or all of the live cricket. It is very rare that you get a full day of cricket in a documentary. So maybe you will have to wait for a DVD for that. The film also shows many famous faces in the sport that you would have never heard of in the media. As an Indian living in London, I can tell you that this documentary really shows the real corruption of our sport. It is also a great source of information for any budding cricket fan.