Upcoming Events

Salaam Bombay- Film screening and discussion

The movie engages with varying forms of asymmetrical relationships that are forced primarily upon children and women. They are pushed to megacity by various factors but mainly by poverty. Here, the city is not just a place of arrival, it becomes a dreamscape. People initially conceive it as a place of hope; hence the allure of (push towards) the city. However, soon after their arrival, they end up bound in extreme forms of asymmetrical relationships such as in brothels or slums where their lives further unravel. As a social formation, like villages, the city has its underlying logic of patriarchy and casteism which deeply structure people’s lives. The movie clearly portrays how people are forced into extreme forms of asymmetrical dependencies. Money, men, and power are inextricably connected to the lives of the socially destitute and deprivations flourish, while those on the streets become interchangeable.

by Jahfar Shareef Pokkanali (PhD researcher at the BCDSS)
Thursday, 24.11.22 - 08:00 PM
Slavery and dependency-related film series
Target groups



Hindi with German subtitles
Kino in der Brotfabrik Kreuzstraße 16, 53225 Bonn
not required
BCDSS and Förderverein Filmkultur Bonn
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