Friday September 26th, 2008 7:00 PM: Before the Rains
Set in 1930s southern India against the backdrop of a growing nationalist movement, BEFORE THE RAINS is the English language debut of acclaimed Indian director Santosh Sivan (The Terrorist, Asoka). An idealistic young Indian man (Rahul Bose) finds himself torn between his ambitions for the future and his loyalty to the past when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss (Linus Roache) and a village woman (Nandita Das).
Before the Rains explores the turmoil of a man who is torn between two worlds and the choices he makes to gain his own freedom and embrace his true identity. Released Soham Mehta, 2008, USA, English, 8 minutes, Digibeta
Three years ago, a brutal hate crime sent Kaustabh to the hospital. Today, his assailant will be released from prison, and Kaustabh wants revenge. The film opens with Kaustabh waiting outside of the prison for Jeffrey's release. Kaustabh follows Jeffrey home and confronts him at gunpoint. Through his encounter with Jeffrey, Kaustabh realizes that revenge will not help him and that his only hope is releasing the hate and anger he has harbored within himself.
Business/Organizational Program Sponsor:
AID India, Seattle (http://seattle.aidindia.org/)
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