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SALAAM BOMBAY! (1988) Mira Nair

  • South Orange Public Library 65 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

We're picking things back up for Women Film Directors 2 with a FREE screening at the South Orange Public Library.

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After destroying his older brother's motorbike in retaliation for his constant bullying, 11-year-old Krishna (Shafiq Syed) is sent to a traveling circus to earn money to pay for the bike's repairs, but soon winds up in the streets of Bombay's poorest slums. There, he befriends the drug dealer Chillum (Raghubir Yadav) and the beautiful young prostitute Sola Saal (Chanda Sharma), while trying to make enough money at a neighborhood tea stall to repay his debt to his family.

This film is a free screening hosted by the Friends of the South Orange Library.  It complements our series on Women Film Directors, but membership is not necessary to attend this screening.  There will be an introduction and discussion and refreshments will be served.