Friday, 17 September 2010

Satyajit Ray Ban

The Indian government has lifted its ban - imposed 40 years ago - on a documentary film made by one of world cinema's greatest directors: Satyajit Ray (1921 – 1992). The film Sikkim was commissioned by the Himalayan state's last ruler Palden Thondup Namgyal as a lure to tourists. There are two known copies of the film, one in the British Film Institute, the other in the US Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences, supplied by UK actor Sir Richard Attenborough in 2003 for preservation and restoration. I wonder if the Indian government knows there are still two copies! CLICK to read my previous post on Ray. CLICK to visit the Satyajit Ray website.


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