A 16 mm personal film on Calcutta tramways that captures tram as a caring loving and venerable entity, a treasure house of memories, a place to enact and recall fantasies.
This is a film about Rabindranath Tagore's journeys in the west between the two wars when he travelled 34 countries to spread his message of universal brotherhood and ONE WORLD. He was considered as the ambassador of peace from the East and was greeted by world leaders and intellectuals of the world including great scientist Einstein who met him four times.
Twelve women disrobe publicly on the streets of Manipur, in protest… For over 6 years a young woman has been on a fast-to-death demanding justice; she is kept under arrest and is forcibly nose-fed. Why are the women of Manipur using their bodies as their battlefield?
Roberto D’Andrea, a retired Melbourne conductor - driver who visited Kolkata in 1994 and fell in love with Kolkata, its people and tramways. A new friendship was born between Melbourne and Kolkata. The film celebrates 22 years of tramways friendship between Kolkata and Melbourne through a unique journey called ‘Tramjatra’.It explores the idea that an urban transport system is not simply a mechanical means of ferrying its citizens,it's also an environmentally friendly people mixer, a means of urban bonding and active ingredient in the cultural life of our communities.
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