with director Sturla Gunnarsson
presented by PAVED Arts and the ICCC
Tuesday March 10, 7:00pm
Sponsored by Sasktel and Business for the Arts – Artsvest
Admission, $7.00 Students and Seniors, $5,00
Winner of the People’s Choice Award TIFF’s 14th Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival
Monsoon is a feature documentary from multiple award-winning filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. Filmed over the course of India’s 2013 monsoon season in ultra high definition 4K, the filmmakers chased the monsoon on its annual journey from the southern state of Kerala, where it first makes landfall, to India’s north-eastern state of Meghalaya (‘Place of the Clouds), where the clouds go to die. Along the way, they meet a remarkable group of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon that some call ‘the soul of India’.
Part road movie, part spectacle, part human drama, Monsoon is a documentary exploration of chaos, creation and faith in the land of believers. The subject is monsoon, the incomparably vast seasonal weather system that permeates and unifies the immense and varied culture of India, shaping the conditions of existence for its billion-plus inhabitants.
Filmed across the Indian sub-continent and charting the huge system’s path as it surges toward and gradually engulfs every region of the country, Monsoon introduces us to a remarkable array of individuals whose lives are in different ways entwined with the phenomenon.