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full version (26 minutes)


Howrah Station in Calcutta is one of the busiest railway junctions in Asia. Inside and around Howrah Station we witness the buzzing activity of travellers, porters, cars and minibuses. We also meet the slum dwellers living alongside the railway track.

The narrative style of this documentary shows the maker's background as a photographer. No dialogue, no commentary, no voice-over. Events develop within a carefully selected frame, edited to create a seductive stream of images.

Festival Screenings
Dutch Film Festival, Utrecht (premiere)
FIPATEL, Biarritz/France
Museum for Indian Art, Berlin
Cinema de Réel, Centre Pompodou, Paris (competition)
International Enivronmental Film Festival, Gava, Barcelona (competition)
EuropaCinema Film Festival, Viareggio/Roma, (competition)
Beirut Documentary Film Festival
Documentary Fortnight Exhibition, MoMA, New York
International Film Festival Rhodes/Greece) (competition)
Naarden Foto Festival
Emirates Film Competition, Abu Dhabi
Festival Cinéma Asiatique, Tours
GreenVision Film Festival, St. Petersburg
Green Film Festival Seoul


Direction, camera, editing: Harrie Timmermans
Sound recording: Partha Pratim Barman




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