Babulal Bhuiya an elegant and searing testimony
NOW, June 1, 1989, v. 8, no. 38, p. 41
Summary and Review of screenings in Toronto art-house cinemas.
Manjira Datta's The Sacrifice of Babulal Bhuiya examines the dismal working conditions in India through interviews and beautifully composed images, resulting in a sense of community amongst the disenfanchised and exploited workers. The Royal Ontario Museum presents a collection of classic sixties Italian film with works by Fellini, Scola, and Monicelli. Paul Wong's Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade examines the colonialist perceptions that exist surrounding rural China, and attempts to surpass those. Robert Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest, depicting notions of fate, determinism and existentialist thought, shows at the Harbourfront Theatre.
ITEM 1989.083 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
The Sacrifice of Babulal Bhuiya – Manjira Datta
La Dolce Vita – Frederico Fellini
Seduced and Abandoned – Pietro Germi
Dirty, Mean and Ugly – Ettore Scola
Big Deal On Madonna Street – Mario Monicelli
Ordinary Shadows, Chinese Shade – Paul Wong
The Way to My Father's Village – Richard Fung
Diary of a Country Priest – Robert Bresson