Description

An 80-year-old Kolkata retiree is on a mission to get his neighborhood streetlights turned off after sunrise once he notices they stay on all day. Shyamal Uncle, upset by this wasteful expense of electricity, struggles to be taken seriously by an indifferent bureaucracy and a complacent status quo. A wry, revealing, highly original tour of modern India. India, 2012, Bengali, with subtitles in English 65 min Dir: Suman Ghosh.

This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.