Lunch Matters: Salim Baba
2007, USA, Tim Sternberg, 15 min
In North Kolkata, India, 55-year-old Salim Muhammad earns a living with his mobile cinema made of a Lumière-era projector and a six-foot-long theatre on wheels. Salim buys old film from the local movie halls and, using a tailor’s shears, razorblade and tape, edits the scraps together into new films for his discerning audience of neighborhood children. In the country with the largest film industry in the world, even small entrepreneurs like Salim can count on a full house.
Salim Baba will be preceded by…
The Old Photographer
(2013, Burma, Thet Oo Maung, 14min)
An affectionate portrait of ninety-year-old Indian photographer GM Ahuja, who still lives in the once-popular photographic studio in downtown Yangon that his father opened almost a century ago.