Film Screening : Sonepur Mela

Date: 14/06/2019
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi


As the country’s landscape gets filled with malls and hypermarkets, what is happening to the large melas and haats that used to thrive in rural India and smaller towns? Some of them, like Pushkar, have managed to transform themselves into hyper tourist experiences, transforming their core nature. Others, like Sonepur, remain unknown to most Indians outside Bihar. Yet, these are growing in size and engaging a larger number of visitors each year. The film looks at the experience of the Mela through the eyes of visitors, some who have been coming for years and others who have returned and are surprised at what it has to offer.

Director: Shri Sudhesh Unniraman | Duration: 52 minutes

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