WAGAH

a film by Supriyo Sen

WAGAH

Germany | India | 2009

Synopsis
Each night the only border crossing between India and Pakistan on a 1000km stretch becomes the sight of an extraordinary event. Thousands of people gather to witness the ritual closing of the border, after which the masses get as close as possible to the gate to greet their former neighbors. This "festival" is therefore on the one hand a celebration of the partition, but on the other hand also the only connecting element. What do the terms separation, home and proximity mean to the people on both sides? Three kids who are selling DVDs at the parade bring us closer to the truth.

Quote Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: "...a convincing manifesto against any wall that divides people."
Wagah is the final part of Supriyo Sen's trilogy about the separation of India and Pakistan.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Supriyo Sen
  • Producer Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm
  • Director of Photography Najaf Bilgrami, Ranu Ghosh
  • Editor Szilvia Ruszev
Original Languages

German

German

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