India 2016, 96 min, English and Hindi, Hebrew & English subtitles

Arvind Kejriwal is probably the most controversial politician in India today. His millions of fans see him as a savior, sweeping away state corruption; His equally numerous detractors claim he’s more concerned with his cult of personality. Kejriwal appeared on the scene seemingly out of nowhere, heading an apolitical protest movement, going on hunger strikes, casting himself as a different kind of leader by raising issues affecting ordinary citizens. But then, he decided to run for office after all. The film follows him over the course of a year as he builds his public persona—a year of meteoric climbs and dizzying falls, during which Kejriwal, and his supporters and critics alike, are forced to reckon with the changes awakening local politics from its decades-long slumber.

Previous Festivals: TIFF, BFI London Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, MAMI Mumbai Film festival, IDFA, Cork Film Festival, Tromsø International Film Festival (2017), Black Movie, Geneva International Independent FF (2017), FIPA, Göteborg International Film Festival (2017)

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  • Wed 17.05 12:30 Cinemateque 4
  • Thu 18.05 15:00 Cinemateque 4
Director: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
Production: Anand Gandhi, Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla
Production Company: Memesys Cultural Lab
Script & Research: Vinay Shukla, Khushboo Ranka
Editing: Abhinav Tiyagi, Manan Bhatt
Cinematography: Vinay Shukla, Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Rohira
Soundtrack & Music: Ola Fløttum
World Sales: Naomi Shah (naomi@memesyslab.com)

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Khushboo directed the award winning short film "Continuum," and co-wrote the internationally acclaimed fiction “Ship of Theseus”. She directed ‘Right to Pray’, a unique virtual reality experience in 2016. Vinay directed the award winning short film “Bureaucracy Sonata,” and featured in the film “Ship of Theseus.”