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The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers
Tuesday 02 February 2016, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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UPSTAIRS AT THE RAI

Tuesday 2 February 7.00pm

PICK OF THE FESTIVAL    
A selection of award winning films from the 2015 edition of the RAI FESTIVAL OF ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM

THE AUCTION HOUSE: A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS

Director/Anthropologist: Ed Owles
UK / 2014 / 85 min
Country of Production:
Location: India
Ethnic Group: Indian
Language: Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu with English subtitles

The film received a commendation in the RAI Film Prize category

The oldest auction house in India is fighting for survival in the age of eBay and a changing Calcutta. Its two owners, brothers Anwer & Arshad, struggle to save their family business, which still brings together people from across Indian society to this day. Against the backdrop of the brothers’ heartfelt and amusing relationship, the magical world of the auction house is uniquely placed to provide an intimate insight into the challenges and contradictions of making a living in a country of one billion people.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/103327629

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to http://theauctionhouse.eventbrite.co.uk

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