TITLE

The Pilgrims of Cinema

AUTHOR(S)
Abraham, Shirley
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Cineaste;Spring2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a history of the tent cinema industry in India. Begun in the 1940s by enterprising small-time businessmen, it brought films to the remote villages on horse-drawn carts. This gave rise to various small industries, such as local village temple painters creating posters and radio technicians repairing aging cinema equipment. In the 21st century, there are tent cinema companies who screen a mix of films during visits to villages. Social effects of the industry are discussed.
ACCESSION #
48343076

 

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