Dark Wind (Kadvi Hawa)
Location: Redstone Theater
With Nila Madhab Panda in person
Opening Night reception follows the screening and discussion.
Dir. Nila Madhab Panda. 2017, 99 mins. DCP. Narrative. North American Premiere. In Hindi with English subtitles. With Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome. Once famous for their farming, the people of the Mahua region in Rajasthan have forgotten the earthy scent of rainfall on their soil. In crushing debt, and unable to grow food, many farmers commit suicide. Hedu (Sanjay Mishra), the blind father of a farmer, fears his struggling son may do the same. Gunu Baba (Ranvir Shorey), called the ‘god of death’ by villagers for the suicides attributed to him, arrives to collect bank payments, but is himself worried about the floods and frequent cyclones that threaten his family in the coastal village of Satabhaya, Odisha. Each wanting to save their own family, they decide to help one another. With stark landscapes and moral choices, Dark Wind is a wake-up call for a world suffering with climate change, still unprepared to face the consequences of their actions.
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