The Rubin Faith Connections
Member Price: $13.50
Includes a post-screening discussion with Children’s Hope India representatives Meera Rao
Presented in association with Children's Hope India
"A personal, yet profoundly universal, cinematic essay that interweaves five disparate tales into a meditative, entertaining and provocative tapestry."- Saibal Chatterjee, BBC
New York premiere of Pan Nalin’s heart-rending documentary telling the story of three children – one abandoned, one absconded, and one abducted during the 2013 spiritual ritual Kumbh Mela – the largest gathering of humans on earth.
For all screenings see rubinmuseum.org/faithconnections
About the Speaker
Meera Rao is the executive director for Children’s Hope India. The mission of Children’s Hope India, Inc. is to give impoverished children in India a chance for a brighter future. Clean water, regular medical care, a secure food supply, and access to education-gifts like these can revolutionize a child’s life.
About the Filmmaker
Pan Nalin, a self-taught filmmaker, was born in a remote village in Gujarat. He made several short films and documentaries before venturing into feature films. His first feature film Samsara, remains the highest grossing Indian independent film on the international market. Samsara received its US theatrical release at the Rubin in 2006. Nalin's feature documentary Ayurveda: Art of Being has won many awards. It was recently screened at the Rubin in connection with the exhibition Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine. Nalin's epic Valley of Flowers which was filmed in the high altitudes of Ladakh and in Japan was introduced to New York audiences at IAAC’s Indian Film Festival in 2006 and has since attracted an international cult following.